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Immeasurable Ways

I wanted to share with you something special that happened this weekend! I have been recording my December Daily on my personal blog. I wanted to share with you the journal entry for the layout below:

Today was Saint Nicholas day. I want Ethan to know who Saint Nicholas was; he was a man who loved God and shared the love of God with those around him. After we read a couple of stories about the real Santa Claus, Ethan decided he wanted to be Saint Nicholas too!


This is a new tradition I want to start. I found dollar store stockings and had him fill them with oranges and some chocolate gold coins. Then, Ethan wrote Merry Christmas on the Christmas cards we had made a couple of weeks ago.

It was such a challenge for Ethan to sneak quietly to our neighbors' house. He tried really hard. We just left them at the door.


Doesn't he look so sweet as Saint Nicholas?

                               

I also wanted to share what happened yesterday: So yesterday was one of the best days I can remember in a long while! We started the morning by going to church. We were able to drive to church in my car; I am so thankful! Afterwards, when we pulled into our driveway, we could see from the car that the stocking that we dropped off earlier in the week was back on our doorstep, filled again! Ethan yelled out, "Saint Nicholas was here!" So, Ethan brought the stocking inside and we got to watch him open it up. It was so awesome to see him so excited about the fruit.

There was a card inside the stocking that read, "We didn't miss the moment of you teaching Ethan how to share! You are great parents and wonderful neighbors. God bless you"





I started to cry when I read the card... I was touched. It means a lot to me to see Ethan learning how to show love to others. Then, for it to come right back around to him in the same week. He really understood what it meant to show God's love and kindness. Then, two hours later, our other neighbor knocked on our door and gave us a gift bag filled with baked goodies! Look! This didn't happen last year. See how just showing kindness and love becomes contagious?! Totally awesome! We aren't going to keep the stocking. We are going to fill it again and give it out this week. It shouldn't just stop at us, right? God's love needs to be shared again and again...


Create Well: Spread some of God's love this week. It may come back to you in in immeasurable ways.

6 comments

  1. What a beautiful story and adorable pictures.

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  2. this is awesome and such a good thing! :) thank you for the sweet comments on my daily! I can't wait to see these pics in your daily!

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  3. This is so incredibly sweet. It is so true how an act of kindness will spread before you know it. Bless you for teaching Ethan early. I get all teary eyed thinking of Haley and her sweet things she does. How she prays, talks to Jesus, sings songs to Him etc. Children are PRECIOUS.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Chelsea

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  4. Sweet stories, Jen. Yep, you're right. God's love is meant to be shared -- and it often returns to us in completely unexpected ways! So good of you to pick up on your son's desires and act on them. May the Lord's blessings return to you a hundred fold.

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  5. Thank you Janelle for your sweet comment!

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