Something to hold on to...

"Today I am one day nearer home than ever before. One day nearer the dawning when the fog will lift, mysteries clear, and all question marks straighten up into exclamation points!
 I shall see the King!"     Vance Havner

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Giggling Girls

I do not have daughters. God in His wisdom gave me two sons. I adore them. I have found though that they do not, nor have ever truly giggled. Oh, they have laughed, even full blown belly laughs, but a true giggle which starts in your mouth and extends through your entire body and they ends up in your eyes seems to come only from girls. I have however, been blessed by God to be a mentor of 5 high school girls. Each Wednesday night they grace my home with their presence, and invariably, their giggles. It is intoxicating. After a time of study, reflection, "hot topics" and prayer we find ourselves just enjoying each others' company.

We are learning together how to be more like Jesus, how to love others, and how to be real. Though I am their mentor, I am not their "leader". I have made it clear that they are not to follow me. I want to point them to Christ, because they need to follow Him. I am not sure if they know how much I am learning, how they are helping to hold me accountable or how they are helping to point me in the right direction as well. And, that they are teaching me to giggle once again.

4 comments:

Inkling said...

Oh, I bet your group is so much fun! Those girls are soooo blessed to have you. I know, for I'm blessed to have you as my Aunt Gr.....er....Silver Belle. =) I love you lots! Keep on writing.

Art the Omnipotent said...

Hello, I'm Farmwife's best friend. I've been meaning to read your blog since she mentioned it but had not made it over here. It's good to meet you, sort of. I have one daughter and 2 sons and must agree about the giggles. What is so precious is when we share a look and a quiet giggle over the silly boys in our house. There is truly something special and unique in the smile and laugh of my giggling girl.

Grace said...

Oh, the craziest giggles come from our middle school girls. They are out of their mind nuts!!

Farm Wife said...

Giggling with girlfriends is one of the things I miss most about high school...and having girlfriends that live in the immediate area.