Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Friday, May 27, 2011

The best mom I never had!

So once a month is BH day, some friends of mine cook dinner and serve it to a mission/church in LP.  Yesterday we celebrated Memorial Day with hot dogs, tuna salad, chips, and ice cream sundaes.  And let me tell you, I had a tiny fit about the ice cream sundaes, I just wanted ice cream sandwiches but Vicki talked me into it, and I was glad, people were happy happy about you scream I scream, we all scream for ice cream (sundaes).

So… this young boy (7th grade) asks Vicki if she’ll go to his National Middle school Honor’s Society awards because for whatever reason no one in his family can/will go with him.  She, being Vicki, says sure.  However, me being me, knows that there is a rule about a female being alone with male student (or a male being alone with a female student), so I volunteer to go. (Those rules are in place for a reason!!!!)  So we go, and he’s happy because he’s got someone to root him on!  I saw him more than once look to see if we were watching!  He was so happy to have someone there.  I know what it’s like to have no one there, things come up that can’t be helped.  I was so proud of him (and by this point) I’ve known the kid 2 hours.

As we walked out, he says to us ‘you guys are like the mom I never had’.

You know I would have loved to spend the night relaxing on couch or cleaning my house, it’s the truth, but nothing could have replaced how I felt God’s love in my heart and how I got to pour that love into someone else.  I truly believe that if we just loved each other (those we know and those we meet 2 hours before) the world would be an amazing place.  My world, full of love, it's amazing!  How blessed I feel that because my heart was open to love, it poured out and then got replenished.  Another example of how you just can’t out give God.

1 Tim 1:14 The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.


Debra said...

Absolutely loved this post! Thanks for sharing....Debra

Trish said...

There it is...that crazy love again!!!