What a joy to read a story from Life with Bobby and Bonnie, then give each child a book of their own. What works for me is to praise God for gifts, and opportunities to share them. What works for me is knowing the Lord has blessed each one of us with unique gifts that are a perfect match to us. What gifts has God blessed you with? How are you using those gifts to bless others?
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“But, but…” Bobby stammered.
Sallie, Charlie and Mike were getting more than a little uncomfortable listening to their friends argue.
“Bonnie? Maybe if Bobby and Mike would let Charlie hang out with them, I could help you with the garden, as long we don’t stay long. I wouldn’t want Da to worry.”
Bobby wasn’t sure exactly what happened, but Bonnie went from angry sister to agreeable friend. It was like watching a firefly, one minute glowing brightly, the next, nothing.
“Hey, Charlie, want to watch Bobby and I practice while the girls work in the garden?” Mike asked, taking on the peacemaker role he did so well.
“Sure! Can I catch the ball, too?” Charlie answered enthusiastically, not quite sure what just happened either, but it sounded like he was going to have some unexpected fun.
“See, Bonnie, it will be fine. They get to practice, Charlie gets to have fun with the big boys, and I get to spend a little extra time with you.”
“I’m going to have to start calling you ‘Sensational Sallie’”, Bonnie grinned at Sallie as the boys ran off to Mike’s yard.
Bonnie was surprised and happy to learn that Sallie knew how to weed and water the garden already. When she asked her how she had learned, Sallie got that sad look on her face. Bonnie stopped her weeding to put her arm around her friend.
“Thank you for being so brave!”
“Me? Brave? I sure don’t feel brave.”
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