Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Unexpected Blessings

(I started this last night but didn't get to finish...)

Well I will try to write a few words before I fall asleep nursing the Babe.  I had to run a few unexpected errands today (you must know how I don't like to run errands), and Eldest asked for me to get a few things down for her before I left.  I knew that she had wanted to make a "surprise" for me while I was gone because she had been telling me so for a few days.

Apple Trees in Blossom

Apple Trees in Blossom




A couple of hours later I traipsed back through the door, to find a grinning Cherished of God (9) and Guided by Faith (5).  Creative had gone with me and the others were asleep (well, except for Baby, who was crying for feeding time *smile*).  Husband did not have work yesterday.  The girls said I would have to look around to see what they had done.  Well, this was what I found--they had wiped down the kitchen cabinets, appliances, and cleaned off the microwave cart--not an easy task.  Cherished of God also organized my cookbooks nicely on the microwave cart (where I keep them).  I was so pleased and thankful.  This was all their own idea.  This morning when I was nursing the baby, these two had also decided to wash the dishes for me (they normally don't do this because our water irritates their skin, and their hands are too small for gloves).  How am I such a blessed momma?

This evening at dinner time, Cherished of God found an apple seed that had SPROUTED already inside the core of our little boy's apple.  Have you ever heard of such a thing?  Well, I've never seen it before.  Cherished...was ecstatic.  She asked if we could plant it, and I said she'd have to ask Husband, as he had always said No to having a fruit tree before.  He said there would be too much fruit.  So she asked him and this time he said yes!  So perhaps we will have an apple tree?  Who knows...our whole yard is full of sand (and weeds), and I haven't the slightest idea how to grow a tree from a seed.  Cherished of God has also been wanting to save her apple seeds to throw outside for the birds lately too.

In Christ's Love.

12 comments:

Mrs. Stam said...

This post made me smile, but have to admit when I read the title I taught it was another blessing you were going to write about, like a another little blessing on the way :-)

Have a blessed day!

Nabila Grace said...

Oh I love that! Isn't it great when our kids look for ways to bless us! :o)

Joy said...

What precious children, to bless you in such a way!

Barbara said...

Precious children, and I know you are so very proud of them, hugs my friend, have a good night,

Miss Linda said...

What a sweet post, Mrs. Q. How truly wonderful that your children took it upon themselves to clean for you! That shows they notice all you do for them and appreciate it.

Thank you for sharing this, it truly made me smile. :)

Trish @ Lily-Rose Cottage said...

This is so beautiful, Emily - you ARE a blessed Mama!!
And how wonderful of God to give your precious daughter an apple tree!
I can just imagine the delight you all must have felt seeing that sprouted seed inside the apple.
The sweetest treasures are often 'hidden' ones :-)
love..Trish

JennyMay said...

Deaer Mrs Q...I just love how you name your children...so creative and sweet. You are truly blessed to have such thougtful children...who take delight in lifes simple pleasures like a sproating apple seed. I love your example of a Godly homemaker, wife and mother! kisses and hugs!
JennyMay

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Q,

Your daughters sure did give you a nice surprise! I am sure that it makes you happy that your daughters enjoy helping their mother "just because" they want to make you happy. You truly are a blessed Mommy! :)

Blessings,

-LR

Don and Shelly said...

What a blessing. Good for you, Mrs Q!

Delisa said...

Hi Mrs. Q, what a beautiful story! I love the part about the apple seed sprouting. Little things like that can sure brighten our days and remind us of the wonder and beauty of God's love. Have a lovely afternoon! Delisa :)

Helen said...

Oh my those are precious moments! And it sounds like you have children learning some skills of a leader that is great.

Mrs. Q said...

Haha, Mrs. Stam :) Nope, not THAT kind of blessing :)

Nabila~yes :)

Thank you all for your visit. Yes, I am truly blessed and the children are precious blessings.