We received a card in the mail from a student I had taught in second grade. In it she wrote that she had a birthday party but instead of asking for gifts, she asked that her friends make a donation to us.
What kind of kid does that?! Talk about getting all choked up! Wow! I cannot even begin to describe how touched I was by her selfless act.
When I got this card, not only was I blown away by her gift to us on a day where she was supposed to receive the gifts, but I thought that she probably had a blast at her party anyway, even without all of those presents. And I know the Lord will honor her for her generous heart.
And that's where I struggle with how to celebrate Kate and Seth's birthdays. It's definitely a day to celebrate! They will have their favorite food to eat and cake and ice cream. They will have presents from our families. It will be a special day for them. But what about these huge parties? No matter what I say I will offend someone, which is not my intent, so I probably just shouldn't say anything at all. I'm sure I just think about these things way too much! At least I know a few of you understand where I'm coming from!
But anyway, I just had to share what that student did and how much it meant to me. I am overwhelmed...in a positive way! :)