One tank of gas to fill my car.....$59.00
One pair of school shoes for child #2......$39.00 (They were on clearance!!)
One Mighty Meaty pizza from Mellow Mushroom......$23.00
One night on the town with my boys......PRICELESS!
Summer is winding down, and my boys wanted to take Mama out on the town for one last time before school starts again. So, they pooled their money and talked Daddy into lending them a little more...just in case! Then they asked me out on a Mama/sons date last week. Both politely asked where I would like to eat. The first restaurant that came to mind was downtown. The atmosphere fun....great macaroni and cheese and fried squash....jazz music....rustic building.....it was on the tip of my tongue. Then, knowing that it wasn't quite THEIR favorite place to dine, I turned the tables to see where they would like to eat downtown. They looked at each other and replied in the same voice...." Mellow Mushroom!" Pizza it was! Y'all, it was delicious!
After we finished off an entire super large pizza, we tried to walk it off!! We have a beautiful vista on the river with spectacular falls--when we 've not had a drought for a while! Families and businesses alike bring folks there from out of town. It's just lovely!
We ran around down there in the sweltering heat until the boys felt that they could handle the grand finale!! Ice cream--and yes, I could have purchased an entire carton of Breyer's ice cream for what we paid for two small cups!! But, I kept my mouth closed. It was hard....but I did!
God has blessed my hubby and me with two wonderful boys. They're far from perfect...as we all are. But He entrusted us to love them, teach them, and protect them while they are "on loan" to us. One day, we have to let them go...to find their place in God's great big world...and to make a difference by sharing the love of Christ with others. In Matthew 5:14-16, Jesus is teaching to His disciples. He says," You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." Our prayer for our children is that they will shine the light of God into the lives of others. With school only a week away, the opportunity to share with teachers, classmates, teammates, and administration is at hand. Actions sometimes speak louder than words. That, my sweet little friends, is just PRICELESS!