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Friday, December 19, 2008

Impressed by you

Today was a "Wow! What a kid I have day!"
This morning I saw some wrapped gifts sitting on the table.  Shantel asked for a couple of grocery bags, I threw them toward her.  A few minutes later I joined them in the entry area while they finished putting the snow/cold weather gear on and I noticed the bags.  
Mom:  "Hey Shantel what's in the bags?"
Shantel:  "Well, I asked Savanna first!"
Mom: giving her the 'what the heck are you talking about' look.
Shantel:  "Yesterday, I noticed that *Jane's* shoes had holes in them and I thought I could find some that she could use.  Savanna and I got some together.  I also saw that she could use some chapstick and I thought she might like a necklace.  Is that OK?"
Mom:  "Yes that is very nice of you."  I turned away and did my best to hold back the flood.
Then they headed out the door to the bus and I was left to ponder the wonder that is my daughter and the depth of her compassion!  I think she has learned it is more blessed to give than to receive.
*name was changed to protect the innocent.*