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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Welcome Home.

Someday, hopefully sooner than later, I'll have something of more substance to share, besides a few pictures. Life is busy. And crazy, some days. Infuriating, other days. But so, so good, most days.

Just an hour ago now, T came home from school and as he walked across the lawn E, who'd been coloring at the bench, stood up and started waving. And he stood and waved and jumped around at her for a good five minutes.

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And prior to this scene, I admit, T was not on my happy list. He had scratched the van with his bike yesterday. After I'd asked him to please, please be careful {because this wasn't the first time}.

But this exchange made me smile {Because how many 11 year old boys do you know that would stand and jump around in the front yard for their baby sister?}and made me muster up the grace inside that I have been given more times than I should have been given.

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So instead of getting mad, taking away his bike and having frustrations on his end and mine for the day. I simply said, please, please, please be careful when you take your bike out of the garage because you scratched the van again. And, I admit, sometimes I feel like I've already said that {and other reminders} 1000 times over and I probably did just that. But today, I decided to just go, welcome home, and after snack, here's some grace.

Who could you give some grace to today?

2 Comments:

Blogger Anna said...

I love T! I don't know of many boys who would do that and I just love when I hear stories like this! The love siblings have for each other is just adorable!

Grace goes to the crabby caribou customers. Specifically this one lady who comes through the drive thru and gets a latte with half a shot of caramel. She never ever smiles...no matter how nice you are to her. EVEN when I don't bother to ask her if she wants a muffin or upsell something to her. She just doesn't smile and it drives me nuts! ...I need to start giving her more grace instead of the fake-o smile and "i'm trying to make you have good day" tone.

October 12, 2010 at 5:04 PM  
Blogger Broken 4 Love said...

CUTEST post ever! I really, really love this Samara. I totally know what it's like when you feel frustrated and you kind of just watch the frustration drain out as love enters. Kids are the absolute best at that.

I loved spending time with them tonight.

Grace goes to the school for not calling me to sub already! Not that they would really notice if I was withholding grace from them anyways :) It's the thought that counts?

October 12, 2010 at 9:49 PM  

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