My husband whisked me away this past weekend to celebrate our anniversary. His parents came to watch the kids for us. Thank you very much Gary and Cheryl-- we had a great time!
Upon our arrival home our kids came rushing us with gifts they had picked out for us. They didn't want to wait, we had to open them right then. Justin handed us his first. It was beautifully wrapped and inside was a candle. It was one of those that has 3 layers, a light color, then medium, and then the darker color at the bottom. We gave him a kiss and told him thank you.
It was time for Dallas to give us her gifts. As she passed them to me she said, " I have 2 so that each of you can open one." Justin, feeling sad now because he didn't get 2 for us, said " See how rude she is?" He looked so sad. I instantly said what God put on my heart, " Justin but your gift is special, it has 3 layers- one for me-one for daddy- and one for Jesus, who holds us together.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
It was just what he needed to hear because his face lit up. He now knew his gift has special meaning. Thank you Jesus for just the right words at just the right time. You never fail me.
Dallas had gotten us a jar candle and a box of milk duds! Aren't kids just so cute?
I put the candles on the mantle and they gave us a wonderful aroma that evening. The 2 of those candles together smell awesome!