Friday, February 04, 2011


As the days draw closer to my peanut turning 5, she is getting more questions concerning what she would like for her 5th birthday. I started giving the old stand-bys, Barbies, doll clothes, books, movies...the normal response you'd get.

After one of these calls for ideas though I decided to ask Lilla what she might want. Yes, novel idea you know!

I must admit, her response surprised me, "Whatever Grandma and Grandpa get me will be just fine."

I actually had to take a moment to process. Whatever they get me. WHATEVER they get me.

No demanding. No long list. No toys r' us catalog filled with circles and X's.

My heart just melted as I realized what a heart of gratefulness looked like.

Isn't that what we all want from our children, our acquaintances and ultimately ourselves? I do. And I'm so grateful for a (very) soon to be 5 year old reminding me what it looks like.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.


Janet said...

Love this! She is a beautiful child!

Amanda said...

love this. people always registered surprise when they asked the girls what they wanted for Christmas, what they were asking for, etc...or asked mike and i what they wanted, and they didn't have a "list"...i think it is mostly because they don't see commercials, etc. and get inundated with what they "should" want...but seriously, i love that while there are things they DO get excited about, they are truly content with whatever is given...

gail said...

Good parenting and a little heart lifted up to God. Does it get any better? I don't think so!

Full of Grace said...

That is a wonderful feeling- I feel it sometimes too and it makes me so happy and thankful! On a side note, 5 YEARS OLD!! Holy Cow! Kindergarten is right around the corner!!!