Saturday, November 19, 2011

A hymn & other stuff

This hymn has always been one of my favorites,  and I have been thinking about this song/hymn a lot lately. I think that is fits perfectly with Thanksgiving.

Because I have been given much, I too must give.
Because of thy great bounty, Lord each day I live.
I shall divide my gifts from thee with every brother that I see,
who has the need of help from me.

Because I have been sheltered, fed by thy good care…
I cannot see another’s lack and I not share-
my glowing fire, my loaf of bread-my roof’s safe shelter over head,
that he too may be comforted.

Because I have been blessed by thy great love dear Lord,
I’ll share thy love again according to thy word.
I shall give love to those in need. I’ll show that love by word and deed,
thus shall my thanks be thanks indeed.

Eric and I have been extremly blessed in our lives by our Heavenly Father. There are times when I look back on when we were first married and wondered how in the world did we get through that, but I know how, it's because our Heavenly Father was helping us along the way.
Some of the kids that I work with at the school have some really bad behavioral problems, and I think that is derived from the lack of love in their home. These children require lots and lots of patients on my part and I am sure on theirs. I need to focus more on sharing the love that my Father in Heaven has been blessing me with.
For example their is one kid that I work with that has had a horrible up bringing and some teachers has already wrote him of as the bad kid, and he really isn't. I have been trying to work on showing him love and kindness, and let me tell you it has gone a long ways. We have been working on changing his language, especially using the Lords name in vain. So one day, he was having a typical bad day and was saying it, so I told him how I didn't like it and that it hurt my feelings when he spoke like that. He was almost in tears because he felt so bad and guess what, he apoligized! I don't think this kids has ever apoligized a day in his life. I couldn't be more proud of him, even though we still struggle with him saying that, he recognizes when he does it now and tries not to say it.
I know that their are always going to be people that it may be more difficult to show love and kindness towards but I think that it is something we all need to be working on.

Anways, onto us. I just recieved a calling about a week and half ago to teach the sunbeams in primary. I have 4 little cute boys. Eric is almost done with his frist semester of leveling courses at the University. I couldn't be more proud of him. I have never really seen him study until this year and he is doing awsome in his classes. Walker is so stinkin' cute. He gives us a good laugh. His new thing is to put something in his mouth and looks to find one of us so we'll laugh and then he laughs. He is such a social laugher, love it! The other day he took 7 steps by himself! WOW! He has six teeth and will be 11 months on the 24. I can't belive that, it seems to of gone by fast. He has been babbling way more and loves to talk to himself in his carseat.  Still doesn't like to be cuddled with, but he he does like to rub his face on yours, which I tottally blame on Eric! Thanks babe.


Shanna said...

So glad you guys are doing good! I am busy with school and work and Jeff is applying for jobs all over Sacramento. Life is busy but we miss you guys sooo much. I will email you soon! -Shanna

jmw said...

Jenny, that's such a touching story. I know you're doing that young boy some good! In fact, you may not realize how much good. Perhaps Heavenly Father put you in that place at that time just for him! We miss you guys.

Starks Haven said...

Jenny I have alway's felt you needed to work with kid's in school. What you are doing is what I did for 9 years. The story you told I have many, that I Cherish, I loved the job. It is very challenging but rewarding. Your right Walker is adorable, I miss him....Love always, Mama

Anonymous said...

sounds like youre improving kids lives, thats awesome! :)! walker is growing so much, i cant wait to meet him, when is that? LOL! :)! yall sound busy with life! :)!