Sunday, November 25, 2012

Being Extra Grateful...Day 25: Little Things

Dear God, thank YOU for giving us the ability to find fun and enjoyment in the little things.

After church today, we went out to eat at a Chinese buffet place called Osaka...or something like that. Per the use (short for usual), we found a lot to laugh about at our table, including the very serious and dramatic readings of our ridiculous fortune cookie fortunes and our incredibly silly attempts at pronouncing the Chinese words on the other side.

The crazier part of our afternoon was our time at the Dollar General where we went for gum but ended up with $27 worth of junk:). We must have spent a good 30 minutes in one aisle playing a game I could only call, "Name that sound." My husband was literally having our two youngest kids close their eyes while he took random food items from the shelves and then shook them close to their ears to later have them identify them. My kids are gifted: they guessed everything right! LOL!

When we got home, he had the two of them throw rotten bananas into the woods behind our house. We didn't expect them to have as much fun as they did doing this, but we both got a whole lot of laughs out of the experience, and so did our little throwers. I had to thank God out loud for how awesome it is that our kids were able to have fun doing something so simple.

Our family is unusual. People don't usually look at us and see father, mother and children. We've even had someone come up to us asking if we were all brothers and sisters. We often catch other families and people smiling at us when one of us looks their way, and very often we've had people come up to one or all of us to say we have a beautiful family. I think that's so cool.

My prayer today and always is that as our children grow older, they never grow too OLD to have fun and be silly. Please let them be responsible and serious when the occasion calls for it, but also give them the freedom of spirit to let loose and have fun! In Jesus' name, AMEN!


Until next time,

XOXOXO - Jessika

1 comment:

  1. I love fun times in simple things! But you certainly should have not thrown the bananas away, they're really good for making banana bread/muffins or yes, EVEN CUPCAKES!!! Just saying! Glad you guys had fun at the $1 store, I haven't been in a while. I should go!