Thursday, April 30, 2009

Jesus and Veggie Tables

We belong to an organic produce co-op. It is the way to go if you haven't. The produce is delicious and nutritious. Today was pick up day. Once a month I volunteer to help pack orders. It is a great time to spend with other adults while my kids are playing with other kids. I no longer buy canned, jarred, or frozen veggies. And I can tell a huge difference in the way I feel, mentally and physically.

This morning the big girl helped me pack orders. She was so funny. She likes to make sure that whatever job she is doing, she does it right. I call her slow, but the ladies today used meticulous. I like that better. We had to leave early and I had the big girl help me carry our bags to the car. I carried two bags and she carried two bags.

On the way to the van, my beautiful daughter says, "I'm having a hard time carrying these. Jesus carried a 300 pound cross through Jerusalem, and I can't carry a couple of bags to the van?" From the mouths of babes. I never would have made that connection, but there goes my 10 year old seeing things through her wide opened eyes.

"He was pushed and kicked and hit and carried the cross the whole way. I'm going to make it to the van." She did, too. Thank you big girl for opening my eyes.

Have a great day!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Isn't it great when we realize they actually ARE paying attention and learning with their minds AND their hearts!!