My children are having a bit of an early weekend at my parents’ place (bless my Mom & Dad) and therefore, hubby and I are catching up on some much-needed sleep. I think we even had a bit of a conversation last night without a young one taking over or making us forget our train of thought! I also appreciated the distance from the kids as I am pretty excited to see them after a day or two and some rest has ensued.
Anyhow, back to the original question … this weekend we are meeting up with my parents and my children to celebrate two of my (much) younger cousins’ grade 8 Confirmation.
I wanted to be creative with their gifts so I have come up with a “Survival Kit from God” for each of them. Here is what the “letter” says (and what I’ll be putting into the kit). I hope this is cool enough for a 14-year-old?!
Lollipop to help you lick your problems
A Rubber band to help you be flexible and not to break
Snickers to remind you to laugh in the face of trials.
A Paper Clip to help you hold things together.
Caramel to help you chew the fat with good friends (PALS)
A Sweet Tart to help you accept and appreciate the differences in others
Stick of Gum to give you stick-to-it-iveness.
Piece of String to help you tie up loose ends.
A Pin to pinpoint problems
A Lifesaver to keep you from drowning in everyday chores.
Lemon Drop to remind you that “if live gives you lemons, make lemonade”!
A Penny to give you extra “cents” that everyone needs.
Nail to help you remember how much you are worth to me.
A Hug and Kiss to remind you how much I Love You.
Do not try to shoulder all the worlds problems…….That’s My Job!!!
Love, Your Heavenly Father