Sunday, January 20, 2008

Basketball Boys and Trading Carts

Josh's friend Scott came over after church today. Since I had to get another camera for work (broke the other one on my last trip when I dropped it and broke the battery case and jammed the lens), I wanted to try it out before I leave tomorrow to get to know where all the buttons are. They were willing subjects and were moving a lot so I know if I can take them I'll surely be able to take a picture of a non-moving house. Let me just say that it is STINKING cold at our house today. I'm not sure the temperature, but I'm thinking it's in the 20s. And yes, Scott IS in shorts. Brrr!!

There is just something so "right" about having kids in and at the house playing. There is just so much "life". It reminds me of a thought I had Friday while I was at the grocery store. I had the cart full of food. Since I was going to be gone for two weeks, I wanted to make sure Kevin and Josh had food in the house and wouldn't have to go grocery shopping. An older couple pulled up behind me in line with, oh, maybe ten items. The man was just staring as I kept unloading my cart. I finally said to him, "I think I'd rather trade carts with you." He didn't comment but finally they moved to a shorter line. After I said this I thought, "You know, no, I wouldn't rather trade with him. I'm happy that there is a need for lots of food in our house, that we are blessed with kids to eat our food and for family to cook for. I'm thankful that we can have people over (sometimes!) to eat and that we can cook and take to others." I wouldn't trade "carts" with anyone.

1 comment:

Mom to 2 Angels said...

As much as I complain about the growing total cost of my grocery bill, I wouldn't trade carts, either! We are lucky to have families that need that much food, even if my 1 yr old eats the most :)