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Prescribing Joy: Pouring Light

Belle (SuperMommyOfTwins) has a knack for warming my heart while also making me giggle. I hope you’ll visit her blog and feel for yourself the abundant love there.

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Pouring Light

Joy is the sound of pitter-patter, little feet echoing down the hallway when my two-year-old twins wake up each morning and run to embrace me. Joy is when my tiny daughter throws her arms around me and exclaims “huggie!” while exerting all her might into a perfectly formed bear hug. Joy is when my little son begs to be tickled, then laughs until he can hardly breathe, despite me barely touching him. Joy is hearing them say, “I love boo too” after I tell them how much I love them.

Joy is having my eight-year-old daughter ask me to show her how to cook a meal then enjoying the fruits of her labor. Joy is having the privilege of reading chapter books about values and Godly principals to her and having her gladly and enthusiastically listen. Joy is hearing her laugh and I love that she “gets” my silly sense of humor.

Joy is the feeling of pouring light into the life of my would-be abandoned, seven-year-old niece. Even with her mother in and out of her life and her father gone, she smiles, she giggles, and she enjoys simple, everyday play with my other children. Joy is seeing her rise above that adversity and Gracefully delight in her childhood.

Joy is hearing my two-year-old nephew sing to me over the phone. We don’t live close anymore, but he knows me and keeps me in his sweet little heart.

My children bring me joy! God gave them to me because He knew I needed someone to need me and I needed to hear both laughter and tears of these precious little ones ring through the walls of my house and my spirit. Every moment with them is an opportunity to give and receive joy. Each second, a precious gift from God that I vow to never take for granted.

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” – 3 John 1:4

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  1. August 12, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Joy is a precious gift. Which keeps on giving, and brightens our darkest days.

  2. August 13, 2016 at 6:14 am

    So beautiful, may you have these bundles of joy to share and giggle with for all eternity. Stay blessed.

    • August 14, 2016 at 4:34 am

      What blesings indeed! I thank God for them each day. Thank you.

  3. August 13, 2016 at 10:02 am

    This does sound joyful!

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  5. Tatia D Beal
    August 15, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Joy is reading about all the joy these kids give you!

  6. August 22, 2016 at 6:36 am

    Reblogged this on SuperMom Mentality and commented:
    I had the honor to guest blog for the delightful Deborah from “The Monster in your Closet…is quite friendly actually” in her “Prescribing Joy” series. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to write on your blog, Deborah!

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