Monday, November 8, 2010

Bountiful Blessings Day 7 and 8

Playing catch-up today.  Yesterday was Sunday and I rarely even open my computer on a Sunday, so I'm catching yesterday's bountiful blessing today. 

Bountiful Blessings - Day 7

I'm grateful for the opportunity to grow up in a Godly home with two Godly parents.  Though our family structure has changed over time and all my growing years weren't blissful, the values and love I experienced as a child was invaluable and I attribute most of that to who I am today.  (Not that I'm in progress.) 

I'm happy to provide a similar atmosphere with my family.  I just recently finished reading "Bringing Up Boys" by Dr. James Dobson and I would highly recommend it for any Mama of a boy or boys.  In the beginning of the book, Dr. Dobson lays out the alarming statistics in relationship to boys in today's world.  Most alarming to me were the statistics of boys that did not grow up in a stable home with two parents and the percentage of those boys who commit crime, fill our state prisons, and bring more children into this world under their same value system.  It is sad.  Though Christ layed the foundations for family long ago, these statistics show how greatly in need of a "rebirth" in American families. 

And day 8 works into this....

Bountiful Blessings - Day 8

I am grateful for a home.  Not a house, (though I am grateful for that) which is something you buy.  I'm grateful for a home.  "Home" is a feeling of love and joy and rest.  A place where you're wanted.  Though the structure that compiles our house has changed over recent years, I am happy that our home has remained the same.  Here is a sweet anecdote from my Harrison of just how much he loves home.  There truly is "no place like home." 

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