Friday, October 06, 2006

Wow! Two posts in one week!


I must be on a roll!
Actually, this will have to be quick. My two little ones are learning to "play" together. ("Play" translates to "big brother gives baby brother about 5 seconds to play with his toy; big brother proceeds to steal the toy from baby brother; baby brother proceeds to scream.) Yes, in the short time it took to type the translation, I had to get up and quickly remedy the situation.

Such is life with children . . .

Speaking of children, my oldest taught me an important lesson today. After dinner (frozen pizza, juice box, and leftover green beans, all served on paper plates), Jack looked up at me and asked, "Mom, do you keep your promises?"

After getting over the shock of having an almost-four-year old ask that question, I answered, "Well, I try to keep my promises."
Jack responded, "Mom, you should always keep your promises."

I picked him up and held him close for a minute before I responded. "That's right buddy. And you know what, I know someone who ALWAYS keeps His promises."

"Who is that, mommy?"

"God always keeps His promises to us, little one. Always."

What a blessing to be able to rest in the arms of a loving Father Who always keeps His promises to His children. He will never leave us or forsake us. He will always be with us. Nothing can ever separate us from His love. He works all things out for good for those who love Him and are called to His purpose.

Thanks, Jack, for reminding Mommy of these important truths today. I love you, little one.

5 comments:

Beth and Jason said...

I have you beat with that gourmet meal Erin. Supper tonight at the Stamper house was peanut butter and honey sandwiches and fig newtons! Wow! What would my mom say? Jason still is working second shift for the next 2 weeks (explanation on our blog) and he was home between school and work to eat a real lunch with us which was a little better than our kid dinner tonight! Oh, well.

Future of Hope said...

Too funny!

This Friday night marks the institution of the newest meal tradition at the Kealen house: cold cereal night!

I have everyone's favorite kind of cereal, plenty of milk and bananas for toppings, and plastic spoons, cups, and bowls.

How's that one for lazy?!

Beth and Jason said...

Good idea!! I love it!

JAMB CO. said...

Keep those suggestions flowing....I will need to give suggestions when the time comes.
Mark :)

JAMB CO. said...

Erin- where are all the great pics of my cousins? POST!!!