Thursday, July 17, 2008

Sharing what you have

Last weekend we traveled to my mom's house to spend some time with her and my grandma. Big Boy loves going there. There's hunting for frogs, visiting Papa Larry's and watching Dumbo. Besides having all kinds of new adventures with Grandma. While we were there, my uncle mentioned that his cherry trees were still loaded with cherries. I never would have thought that there would still be so many cherries this late in the season. So we hustled over there and started picking right away. Within forty-five minutes, between four of us and two kids, we picked about 12-15 lbs. So we packed them up and brought them home.

Now while we're very frugal, we don't have the space or money to invest in a deep freeze. Two bedroom apartments don't afford that much space. So what's our little family of four to do with 15 lbs of cherries?

We have a lot of people who have taken the time to invest in our kids' lives so what better way to bless them than to bless them with what we have. A little bit went here and a little bit went there. Some to our home group hostess, some to the gal who lets us do laundry, some to the sitter, and so on. Plus we were still able to stow away a full gallon sized bag in our freezer.

So what's my point? So many things... we are blessed by the people around us... we in turn can and should be a blessing to others. Why be frugal if you can't pass it on?

Our other frugal family fun... sprinklers. Just had to share this cute photo with you. So precious.

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1 comment:

Brooke said...

Blessed to be a blessing...what a great lesson to teach your children

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