"So promise me you'll never forget...that you aren't an accident or an incident...you are a gift to the world, a divine work of art, signed by God. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on this earth...Flooded by emotion, overcome by pride, the Starmaker turns to us, one by one, and says, 'You are my child. I love you dearly.'" Max Lucado, God Thinks You're Wonderful

Friday, March 30, 2012

Filling My Bucket

Not sure how many have read the book the Five Love Languages, but one thing they talk about is filling others love bucket. I often think about how well I do this for Blake and the kids...as well as others in my life.

This past Wednesday my parents drove from Oklahoma to see us. They asked us months ago to arrange for a sitter to watch the kids so that we could have dinner together. I can't tell you how much fun it was to hang out with the two of them. We were at dinner for over 2 hours just sitting outside in the beautiful spring weather eating drinking and catching up. Man, I can't wait live next to these two!

Then Thursday morning they got up at 5 to get Dunkin Donuts for the kids and be at their bedside BEFORE they woke up!! Thursday was Owen's Gotcha Day and donuts is our tradition! To say they were all on cloud 9 would be an understatement. It took quite sometime for them to stop screaming.

We have just hung out and played and eaten yummy food and enjoyed being together. Today we brought them to Stone Mountain Park and hiked and at putt putt and ride the train. It's been an incredible dose of love for my bucket.

Gosh. I pray I can make my kids feel loved the way I feel it from my parents. And I hope my parents feel as loved as I do. Enjoy the pics...oh, and as an update to the last post, the girls and I baked some goodies for the receptionists at the doctors office and wrote out the same note for them. They loved the surprise and I hope they understood my heart in the note.


Melodie said...

glad that you're getting some extra time with your parents. and also LOVE that you sent them the later along with some goodies. great idea by showing your appreciation.

Sweet Patience said...

Glad you all had fun! It is a lot to do there! Plus it is a great workout to walk up the mountain!