Tonight I took my 8 1/2 year old (#4)
to the store for new shoes.
He picked out a reasonable pair,
sold me on their virtues,
and the price was good.
So I showed him another pair.
They were on clearance.
For half the price.
"Yeah, Mom... these would be great instead!
I can still run and play in these... and they look like good shoes!
Thank you for finding them!"
Oh my heart.
I tell ya...
he can drive you up a wall batty one moment,
but he has the SWEETEST heart of any child I've ever known.
And so I bought him both pairs.
Because I wanted to bless my child,
and give him a sweet gift.
Not that he deserves it,
but because it makes me happy to
do something he's not expecting,
that makes him smile.
And he thanked me profusely while we finished our errands.
Oh sweet precious boy,
I'm so thankful for YOU today!!