Friday, January 30, 2009

Show & Tell Friday

Not too long ago my husband and I came home from church and he passed me an envelope that had red and white diagonal stripes. He said it was for the both of us.

Naturally I was curious as to who had given us the card and for what reason. It wasn't either of our birthdays or our anniversary. So I quickly opened the envelope and inside was a precious greeting card from a certain 10 year old boy who attends our church with his family.

The printed message was..

....are the flowers in life's garden.
Thank you for being my friend!

And it was accompanied by a personal 'thank you' for all that we do for him and his family. My heart just about melted. For years the kids in our church have handed us simple homemade crafts or cards or rocks, but this time was different. This was a sign that things were changing, that these kids are growing up. The boy actually selected this professionally handmade card and parted with his hard-earned money for it...just for us. And somehow this expression of love had just grown even more priceless.

I couldn't help but think of the bible verse that says,

"Give, and it shall be given unto you good measure,
down, and shaken together, and running over,
shall men give into your bosom.
For with the same measure that ye mete
withal it shall be measured to you again.
Luke 6:38

I want to be a giver, don't you?

Thanks for reading my Show and Tell this week. Please don't forget to check out the rest at Kelli's, There's No Place Like Home.



Anonymous said...

What wonderful people you must be to have children who are not yours love you so much.

ceekay said...

What a wonderful gift. Those thankful notes are the best...and such an encouragement to continue on. Have a blessed weekend.

Kathy said...

Jessica, the card is wonderful and a testament to the giving you so willingly do.

Lady Katherine said...

What a wonderful gift! I know it means a lot, for when our 40 plus 4H group comes visit and tell me I did a lot for them, it makes me cry happy tears. On one of the girls web site she has Mrs.Katherine is my hero. Thank you so much for sharing and reminding me of all the great children I have been around.

Hootin' Anni said...

This touches my heart deeply.

So sweet, and such a meaningful sentiment.

Excellent show n tell. Mine's posted, I do hope you can stop by and visit with me sometime today. Happy Friday.

A Hint of Home said...

The card is precious. You obviously have a great testimony in your church. We all need to be givers.

Constance said...

Just goes to show that Jesus really knew what He was talking about when He said it was better to give than receive! How precious!

Candy said...

I'm glad I'm a part of the family of God...this little chorus comes to mind. How sweet.
Blessings, Candy

Kathy said...

that is so very sweat!!
thanks for sharing.

Kathy :)

JanMary said...

What a lovely gesture. Thanks for sharing.

JudyBug said...

What a sweet story! Children just touch your heart don't they?

AllyJo said...

That's beautiful. Pastors and elders, etc are not thanked enough. They give hours and hours every day of their own lives to care for the flock. I think it's very important to raise our children to value and respect our church leaders. This was truly a blessing for you to receive a piece of his heart like this.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope to get to know you better.

Janet, said...

That is such a sweet card. The young boy is learning early about giving.

BECKY said...

Aaww...what a delightful, thoughtful gesture. I have a Keeper's At Home Club that meets at my house, and I had to cancel the meeting last week because I was sick. When I saw the girls again, one of the Mom's told me that her little 3 year old prayed at least twice for me each day, and she isn't even an official part of the group. Her older sister is. I was so touched that this little tender heart was lifting me up to God. What a blessing!!
Thank you for sharing today! It's nice to meet you!
Have a joyful weekend!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

What a wonderful gesture and how great to know that his heart has learned to give.

Alice said...

What a beautiful card and what great words for us to live by. You are so correct. Lest we ever forget. Thanks for sharing with us. God has blessed you with those kids :O).

You are always welcome in The Shadow of the Cross. Feel free to stop in anytime.

Mrs. Julie Fink said...

This is so precious!

Smilingsal said...

That kid is a KEEPER! He not only gives, but he encourages. Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Day!

Linda C said...

Such a beautiful card and what a heartfelt message!:) No better thank you than this. What a special boy-- and what special people you and your husband are!:)

Thanks for sharing this:)

Linda C

LDH said...

Dear Jessica,

What a precious card right from the heart of a young boy. You must be making a mark on his life.

Thank you for stopping by my place today.

Kindly, ldh

Belinda said...

This is so heartwarming! I know both you and your husband must have been tickled pink at this young boy's sweet gesture. I loved reading this today. :-)

Kelli said...

That is so sweet, Jessica!

Elaine said...

I know when you're giving of yourselves you're not looking for "thanks",..but isn't it nice when you get it. And in such a lovely way!

Lilly's Home said...

My answer is YES! Everything we do should be for His glory!

Happy to come across your blog!

Blessings, Lilly

Susan in SC said...

What a wonderful story of how God's love is working in both of you to this young boy!