does he remember?

oh man!  It’s been a while since I’ve posted.   Sometimes life gets in the way, and that’s a beautiful thing!   
But this is one of my favorite places to just empty my heart out.   Talk about what’s on my mind, when I get a chance to write it out.  

Last night, Luke (10) said grace before dinner, a common occurrence.  But what was uncommon was something he said during this prayer of thanks.  it went something like this…

“….and God, thank you for letting us go grocery shopping and not have to have a limit like some people do.”  

wowzers!  I wonder if he remembers, I thought!  He was young, like, toddler age.  But suppose he does remember how stressful grocery shopping was for me before Scentsy!  We were strapped so tight that even a budget couldn’t help us.  Ok, maybe that’s unfair to say… but seriously, it felt like it!  

This isn’t a sob story, it’s a CELEBRATION of how God has blessed us.  And last night, he used my son’s prayer to remind me of just how LOW we were. 
I remember going to Discount Grocery stores, buying expired food.  Yuck! I remember skipping the candy/chips/soda aisle.  No oreos for us.  This went on for years.  I remember not buying milk, cause sweet tea was cheaper.  We knew there were financial aids available to us… but we just kept thinking it would get better.  Call it denial. stupidity. whatever.  It’s just where we were.  

I don’t know about you, but I sometimes need a good strong dose of reality to make me appreciate the blessings.  And last night, Luke had no clue what that simple sentence would do for his mama’s heart.  But I’m so glad God put it on his heart to say. 

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