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Thankful Tuesday: “Thank You Momma!”

So yesterday, this happened at our house:

Just like Daddy's!

Just like Daddy’s!

Little C has a kid-sized sofa that she loves to sit on and watch Sesame Street and read books. Unfortunately, her sippy cup of milk leaked on it and we didn’t realize it until it started to stink. I’m trying to get the smell out of the foam because I would really like to keep it, so if anyone has a great idea, please share!

We’d been talking about getting her a little recliner for Christmas anyway, so Big C told me to just go get one to replace the couch. I’d seen them at Gordman’s (love that place!) and had a 20 percent off coupon burning a hole in my purse, so that’s what I did yesterday on my lunch hour.

When I showed it to Little C, at first she didn’t quite know what to think. Then I showed her how the footrest raised up, just like Daddy’s, and she grinned from ear to ear. I set it up in the living room and the first thing she said was “Thank you, Momma!”

Melt. My. Heart.

We’ve been working on saying “Please” and “Thank you,” because I think good manners are important even for little children. If she is able to ask for something, I think she needs to learn how to ask nicely. Yes, this sometimes backfires – she’s told me to “Say please” several times when I’ve asked her to do things! But it does make me feel like I’m doing something right, as I’m learning how to be a parent, when she remembers on her own.

So today, out of my many, many blessings, I choose to focus on a little voice saying “Thank you, Momma!”

Thankful Tuesday: Give it Away

Last weekend, I had the privilege to help with our church’s 10th annual Giveaway Day. It’s exactly as the name suggests: we accept donations of household items, clothing, and school supplies, and turn our parking lot into a free garage sale on the first Saturday in August.

This year, we had gorgeous weather and a great crowd. And the stuff! I don’t know where it all comes from, but we never seem to have less than the year before. We should all be living in empty houses with the amount of good, useable items brought in each year.

Just a couple of the many tables of items!

Just a couple of the many tables of items!

And even as I’m amazed at the generosity of my fellow church members and others from the community, I’m also amazed at the people we’re able to help. It never fails that there are people each year who are extremely grateful for the things they are able to take home. Hearing their “thank you” makes getting up at sunrise that morning worth it!

James 2:14-17 says: “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.”

I’m so very thankful that my church family is made up of people who are living their faith daily by the good works they seek to do.

The clothing tent was overflowing as usual!

The clothing tent was overflowing as usual!

And if you need something – anything – stop by on August 2, 2014. Chances are, we just might have it!