Sunday, March 15, 2009

52 Blessings—Kids

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Children have long been counted as a commodity. Formerly they were viewed as an asset (grow your own worker) or a savings account (provide your own caretaker), whereas today they are often viewed as a luxury item.

I consider our children an invaluable blessing and really like the idea that our children marry others and increase our blessings. I’m truly grateful for kids and the privilege to have them.

16 comments:

Ryan and Haley Krumblis said...

Aunt Jane,
So wish I could have been there! Am trying everything in my power to make it down for Abe's. Can't wait to see you all and meet all the NEW family!!!

Lori said...

Amen!!! Oh how I agree!!!

shelly said...

I couldn't agree more. The real topper is that we can enjoy them so much. The new additions as well as the ones that were born to us. I too feel so very blessed.

Kathy said...

I am thankful everyday for the blessing of our children!

Becky said...

I am grateful for my children and the joy (and lessons) they bring into my life...trying to enjoy each and every phase as it comes my way (but really looking forward to having older kids! :) ).

Julie said...

What a great picture! You should photoshop "flat Ty" in. Kind of like flat Stanley. I love the grow your own workers philosophy. My kids don't appreciate it yet.

HeatherM said...

Jane-the children blessing is a great one, because it's a two way street. Your children are so blessed to have you as their mother, and you receive equal blessing in return. You can both be counted lucky!

Jill said...

Your kids are so lucky to have you and Calvin for parents!

Amie said...

"I’m truly grateful for kids and the privilege to have them." ME TOO!!

Lucy said...

You said it. As hard as parenting is, and even though sometimes I feel like I let my kids down because so many others seem to do it so much better, they are my everything.

Yours are beautiful, by the way. I'm sorry your sons weren't there to complete the day.

Marie said...

What a beautiful way to express your love for your children. Blessings they certainly are!

donna said...

what a sweet post!

Ande Payne said...

Thanks Mom. You're a rockin Mom. I say rockin because I care.

Your picture cuts off Abe.

I love you.

michelle said...

I learn so much from my kids! So much. It is a privilege to have them. I hope I will love my daughters- and son-in-law!

Alisha said...

Huh. Clever. A luxury item. I guess that's how many double-income couples see it . . . Love it!

sheila piper said...

what beautiful blessings you have.