Monday, November 10, 2008

BFS Assignment #109 - We Bring Good Things to Life

Memory Verse: Philippians 4:8 In conclusion, brothers, focus your thoughts on what is true, noble, righteous, pure, lovable or admirable, on some virtue or on something praiseworthy.

Assignment: Share a field trip/lifestyle learning experience where you really felt you were bringing good things to life for your children, where something came alive for them, or ignited a passion.

Well, my daughter's passion is animals. Any kind of animal, though she is partial to kitties and puppies. :) She is constantly asking questions and demanding a fulfilling answer. We watch Animal Planet. And she just enjoys being outside watching the wildlife. She will go into the woods with Daddy and look for deer tracks. Which I am proud to say she can now spot. She can sit on the porch with her kitty and talk up a storm and of course the cat talks back. I'm not all together sure what the two of them are plotting though.

This assignemnet made me think back to last April. My husband was away for a few days and we went to stay with my parents. I was pregnant and we had been out earlier in the day and we all were resting. Gracie & I were back in my mom's play room and the window was open. I was dozing a little and enjoying the quiet. All of a sudden Gracie jumps up and says "did you hear that?" I wasn't sure what she was talking about and she said listen. All of a sudden a cow moos. She got so excited. She ran down the hallway screaming "Grandpa, I heard a cow moo". LOL I thought it was so cute...and I guess I had just forgotten that excitement. I know that I myself take too many things for granted. You forget just how much the little things count. And they really do count for so much more than we know....