Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Christmas Wish

We've never done the 'meeting Santa and getting a picture with him' thing with Miles, but there's a possibility we'll do that this week sometime. So I asked Miles last night at dinner what he would tell Santa he wanted for Christmas if he met him and without hesitation he said, showing me the size with his hands, "A big gun. Not a tiny gun. A big gun." I'm really not sure where he would get this idea since the only gun thing he's been around is a tiny water gun he was given recently. So I said, "You mean like a really big water gun?"

"No, one that shoots things." (Gestures things coming out of the gun.)

"You mean like, soft things?" (Me picturing some kind of Nerf gun.)

"No, hard things."

"But those would hurt people."

Long pause. "Oh."

I know he's four and that he's still unaware of guns and their real danger, but it bothered me just a bit that upon his very first meeting with Santa he would say "I want a big gun!"

Another part of me couldn't help picturing Peter Billingsley in 'A Christmas Story' frantically talking about the Red Ryder BB gun before being kicked down the slide.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I have seen several blogs that carry a 'Thankful Thursday' theme with them, so I am going to make the effort to join in. I know that I am thankful for the blessings in my life, but not as thankful as I should be. And with all the lament I have shared on this blog, I wanted to share the joys as well.

I am so thankful for all that God has done in my life. I do cry out to him to make the wrong things right again, but when I see where he has brought me spiritually in the past several years I can't help but be grateful. My eyes are much more open than they ever were.

I am always thankful for Casey and for Miles, and I am still amazed at two such awesome blessings I can call mine. This morning (Thursday is Casey's day off) we were making pancakes and Miles was dancing in the kitchen to a fun song his Uncle 'Bobo' wrote. The sun was coming through the window, the coffee was was a moment in which I had to stop and look around and just take it in.

I'm definitely thankful for the small moments. I feel that's where God blesses and teaches me most.
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