Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A Lesson in Thankfulness; From my 2 year old to me

I got an email yesterday morning saying that our meetup group needed a few more items in order to complete donations of 10 Thanksgiving meals for families this year. I happened to have a lot of the items in my pantry so I loaded Hannah in the car and we went to drop it off.

On the way to the drop-off house, I explained to Hannah that we had some extra food and we were taking it to kids who needed food to eat for Thanksgiving. Keep in mind that Hannah just turned 2... however, she surprises us every day with how much she knows that we don't give her credit for.

After I explained where we were going, she was quiet for a few minutes. After about 2 minutes she took her pacifier out of her mouth and said, "Mommy? Kids hungry?"

I cried. It may seem like a small, insignificant question but you must know that I never said the word "hungry" to her. Her own compassionate, caring nature came up with that word on her own and she was so sad for those kids.

God speaks to me daily through my daughter. She never ceases to amaze me... and God never fails to teach me valuable lessons through her.

We may have our Christmas decorations up and our gifts wrapped but we have not forgotten the meaning behind Thanksgiving.... We have so much to be thankful for! This year, I am thankful (among so many things) for my precious daughter who reminds me daily, no matter the time of year, how blessed I am.


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