Some days the memories of days when my children were small come rushing back to me.
Today was one of those days. I was brought back to a time when our oldest son was 8 years old.
This was at a time in our lives when we were raising 4 children on one income. Not a lot of money. On this particular day our children had been very good. So I had enough money to buy each one of them a candy bar. This was two days before my husband's payday and this was all the money we had. My husband drove us to the store I went in with them, giving each one of them their money. I wanted them to be able to select their own candy and pay for it. I guided them as to how much money they each had and what they were able to purchase. This was for them a very big deal. After they made their selections we waited in line to pay.
In front of our oldest son there was and elderly man who lacked a dime having enough money to pay for his item. Our son did not hesitate he said sir you can have my dime. I was so very proud of him, my heart was almost bursting with the love I felt.
You see I had no more money to replace the dime with and he did not have enough money to get his candy bar. He did not seem to mind, though a few seconds before he was so excited about it. ( his brother and sister's shared their candy with him)
Till this very day I do not think about this without my heart filling with pride at this unselfish act by my child. Tears well up in my eyes as I think of the sacrifice this 8 year old made to show kindness to someone else.
During the passing years this memory as well as many others from my children's childhood come rushing back when I need a pick me up.
God is so good to us in this way.
What special memories do you have of your children growing up???