I have hopped along to several blogs in my time, but the faith blog hop that I just hopped along with at Paper Tree House has surely been the most spiritually inspiring one that I've ever experienced! I received some strong reminders of what God wants from us. The hop and the ladies who hosted it made me think about my everyday life and the amazing qualities that I see in my kiddos and what I need to focus on as well. For this layout I chose to focus on the attribute "Pure in Heart" because that is just what I see in my youngest son. He comes off, like his mother, as a very mellow, laid back person, but his heart is so big and so pure that sometimes I think I just may burst with joy. (Now of course sometimes he can be a little nervewrecking, like any other 9 year old but for the most part he is a sweetheart). So, a few weeks ago my son was reading about the effects of tobacco in his science book and he wanted to text the page to his uncle, who smokes, so he could see what smoking is doing to his lungs. Well, yesterday he remembered that he wanted to send the text and he did. Of course, his uncle calls as soon as he gets the picture text of these lungs and thinks I'm the one who sent it! I let my son talk to him because he was composing a text explaining what the picture was but Uncle called before he finished. Uncle was touched, and told him to go ahead and send him the text message too and that he would give up smoking tomorrow! Of course my kids have heard this a million times, but I'm just touched that my son's heart is so big and so pure that he wants to change the behavior of a man that has been smoking for years! I won't ramble on about how much I love this kiddo...but I'm telling you he just makes my heart smile!
For this layout I used the current Sketchy Thursdays 9.29 sketch, Scrapbook Circle's August 'You are My Sunshine' kit, and some new Crate Paper that I received a couple of weeks ago- (LOVE) ...Oh, and I think I may be sharing some of my Crate Paper goodies next week if you want to come back and visit me...AKA...GIVEAWAY! Well, thanks for visiting Oh, and duh..I forgot....Happy World Card Making Day!!!