Jackson was tackling a project this afternoon that was particularly difficult for him. After giving him some time to work it out, I made my way back to check on him.
He met me with a big grin on his face.
“Did you get it done, buddy?” I asked.
“I did,” he responded, “but, I didn’t do it alone!”
I must have had a puzzled look on my face. My husband was in a different room of the house, his sister was asleep in her room, and there was no one else to give assistance.
So, he began to tell me his story.
“Mom, I was having trouble,” he said. “So, I stopped and prayed to God for Him to help me. Then after I prayed, I tried again, and I did it! God helped me!!”
Jackson has planned for Mother’s Day for weeks. He worked on projects at school and in Sunday School, and even spent a good portion of his AWANA shares on a special gift for me, all on his own accord. He worked very hard today to make sure that I knew that he loved me. I will cherish all of his gifts and gestures.
But, the greatest Mother’s Day gift I have received today is a glimpse into how my Savior is shaping the heart of my son, teaching Jackson that He is good, trustworthy and faithful.
I am incredibly grateful for the precious gifts God has given me in my children, Jackson and Lauren, and am so thankful that God is with us each day, reminding us of how treasured we are.
Happy Mother’s Day!