Sometimes I feel that all I do is give. With two sons it is hard not to feel that way, sometimes. I gave birth. I give milk. I give love, cuddles, lullabies. I read books. I make breakfast, lunch, dinner... You get the picture.
Yet, when I really sit back and evaluate my life I can't help but see just how fortunate I am. I have two, amazing, wonderful, sweet little boys. I have an incredible husband who bends over backwards to make me happy. I have parents who are willing to house my small family when we have no job and no place to live. I have friends who forgive that my brain is sometimes not what it used to be, and sometimes I am late, and sometimes I forget, and sometimes I just can't be the person I was before this was my life. I have faith in Jesus Christ, which carries me through life's trials when nothing else can. I am truly living the life I have always wanted to live, and who can ask for more?
I have a friend, Rachel, who has joined the 29-Day Giving Challenge. Basically, all you have to do is give a gift, be it an actual physical gift, your time, money, etc., every day for 29 days. What a wonderful way to make the world a better place. Despite the fact that I feel I give so much to my boys, teaching my boys to be Christlike, the one who gave his life for each of us, is the greatest thing I can do.
So, here I go. 29 days. I've signed up, and I'm committed. While I can't imagine that I will disclose every gift, I will try to document my experiences here. Feel free to join me. The world could use a few more gift givers!