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I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure.  I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at bethylovesandy@yahoo.com

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"For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6 NKJV 
The Message translation puts it this way "God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding."

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

A child

 Okay - it will have to be quick today, because I have a wonderful, fabulous, amazing friend visiting me tonight, and I don't  have much time to blog. (however, she doesn't read my blog, so she doesn't care about it - at all. What kind of friend is she, right? A friend who believes in phones, and coming to see me, rather then reading my blog - so you won't hear me complaining!) 
 
Anyway - We had a yard sale today. I am trying to clear out some stuff before Andy deploys, so I don't have to put as much in storage while he is gone. 
 I had a fairly successful sale. I didn't sell my big items - my beautiful table that I have to, reluctantly, get rid of, or Andy's truck cover which he bought, painted primer grey, then stuck in my garage and has NEVER used once. Talk about a waste of money. Anyway, neither of those big items sold, but I sold a bunch of little stuff. I haven't counted the money yet, but I made at least $100, so that is cool. 
 The big story of the day came late in morning. We were thinking about closing down, business was slow, when three pre-teens that often roam my neighborhood rode up on their bikes. They were being slightly rambunctious, laughing a lot, but I didn't think too much of it. They asked prices on a few things, then rode away - saying they would return in awhile. 
 Two returned, used their $2.72 to purchase misc. items (every penny of it, which amused me to no end!) then, right before they left, the biggest one leaned over and said, "My Mom said not to say anything, but my friend stole a pair of pliers from you when we were here earlier." We talked it over a little, and I confirmed that they were our pliers. I thanked him for doing the right thing, and I asked him if he could ask his friend nicely to consider bringing them back. 
  
 A few minutes later, that same kid came back with the pliers. I thanked him again, and he rode off into the world of being 10 or 12 years old, and sadly, having a mother who advised him to "not say anything". 
 
 My heart breaks for him. 

 I respect him so much. 

 I hope, and pray, that he has a chance to turn into a man worthy of respect, rather then just a boy that does the right thing. 

 Please, take a moment and pray for him. Just because he is a child. 

3 comments:

Carrie said...

Aw, that is sad. I wonder how much trouble the boy got in for "saying" something. It may be that this was the friend's mom and she wanted to talk to the mom about it maybe? Who knows...that is a sad story.

EmileeHopeBinkleyTurner said...

What table are you getting rid of? Plus I thought someone already bought the truck bed cover, did that not go thru? Hope you have a great week sis!

Kelsey and Travis said...

I love when God changes our hearts from "that idiot, how could he" to "Lord please work in his life, teach him how to walk though life respecting others and himself". Although it was tough when we lost so much to the thief's a few months ago my heart was constantly draw to Christ heart for the thief's and their possible eternal loss rather than my present material loss.