Monday, May 6, 2013

prayer board, kindness, and sweet surprises

This weekend my dear friend Heidi and I snuck away for a girls weekend and it was fAbULouS!!!  More on that soon, along with Field Day and a bunch of other stuff, but I just have to share my favorite find.  We went to Canton for their monthly Trade Days on Saturday and I found something I've been wanting to make ALREADY MADE!!  Woo hoo!  Meet my new prayer board...
I've been wanting to make one of these ever since I saw a similar one at a house not too long ago while we were house hunting.  I love the idea of having a visual to help me remember to pray for our needs and for loved ones all throughout the day and not just during my quiet times.  The little pumpkin was very intrigued by it and as soon as I told her about it, she wrote some of our prayers intentions on it...
I can't tell you how happy this little project makes me, I just love going by it and saying a quick prayer randomly through the day.  And although I was so happy to find one ready-made, it would be reaaallllyyy easy to make one if you want to do so!  It's just an open frame, with fabric stapled on the back and 2 wire "lines".  Easy peasy!
There's something to be said for opening up your mailbox and finding a sweet surprise, isn't there???!  A couple of weeks ago a sweet reader emailed me about sending me THE cutest tooth fairy magic wand {which I can't show because I don't want the little pumpkin to see it, but trust me it's adorable!!  she even sent one for Hudson - looooove!} and if that wasn't sweet enough, she surprised me with this adorable prayer star.  I looooooooooooove this!!!
Such a fun tradition to start with my family and such a gift, because in the rush of school mornings, we don't always leave the house in the best of moods, so this little star has given us a moment of quiet and reflection and just something to slow us down and help us start the day off right.  So I'm sharing it in hopes that it will inspire you too, because I think anything that helps us to be more intentional in praying with our children is worth doing!  From the bottom of my heart, tHanK yOU, FaITh!!!

And while we're talking about kindness and love...................look what Grace surprised me with yesterday!!!!  Be still my heart...
This has to be the sweetest "paper bouquet" and sentiment I've ever received!!  I could hear her working on something in the other room, but she insisted I wait in our room and then she came and gave it to me, along with another little tissue-wrapped present containing 2 dum-dum lollies and 2 of her prized pencils.  It's those moments that a mom lives for, hands down!  The little pumpkin sure has a heart of gold and I am blessed to be her mama!  Hudson's too!           


Lindsey said...

Where are you house hunting??? come to Brunswick place!!

Angel said...

That's such a beautiful prayer board. What sweet & thoughtful gifts to receive. :-)

Olivia said...

Dear Grace, Thank you for including me and my home on your family's prayer board! It has meant so much to us and I do believe that God is listening because we are on our way to making our home livable again. :)

Mrs. Olivia

Betty said...

oh my goodness - I have talked about drinking chocolate soldiers when I was young for years and there they are. That is a FIND!

Nichcole said...

Would you mind sharing the name of where the wand and prayer star came from as I would love to purchase a prayer star for our home as well as the beautiful prayer board, I will surely be making/hunting down one of these : )

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