Thursday, February 11, 2010

"For the Poor People"

The boys and I are hanging out at the McD's play place while Olivia's at dance tonight.  Usually we go grocery shopping or do some such, practical, errand.  But I'm just plain BEAT.  Tired.  Not feeling the greatest.  So I decided to head to McD's, get a couple refillable drinks, and let them play play play while mom sits sits sits.  Oh, and the free wifi with my laptop doesn't hurt either! :)

Braeden just handed me a penny.  He finds pennies EVERYWHERE.  I swear, almost every time we go somewhere, he is BOUND to find a penny.  Pennies.  They sure don't seem like much to us in these days of 25 cent gumball machines.  But to a five, oh I mean six, year old, they can be riches, pennies from heaven.  I wish, oh how I wish, I had kept each of these pennies separate and counted how much he has found.  

And each time, every single time he finds a penny, instead of keeping it and being happy for finding money, he gives it to me and says, "It's for the poor people."  What a blessing if we all had hearts like these.  What a lesson for me each time he says it.  What a heart for others.


Holly said...

Great heart. Wonder where he got that from? Must have a pretty awesome Mommy. :)

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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