It's a snow day! Yeah...I love snow days. It's 2:30 I am still in my jammies and just hanging out in my office. I am attempting to clean off my desk and work table by making cards with scraps. Just picking up stuff and throwing it together. This card literally came together within two minutes.
**Stampin Stuff** Zero stampin on this scrappy card. The base was a 4x4 scrap that was sitting on my desk. The pattern paper was a scrap from the cupcake card I posted a few days ago. The scallop was left over and the letter a was leftover as well. Tie on a ribbon, add some brads, punch a hole in the scallop circle and tie it on with some string. Scrappy card all done and added to Amber's birthday pile. Easy peasy...as my kids would say.
**Random Blogging** Maddie makes her First Reconciliation tomorrow. So we were talking about it today and here is how conversation went.
Mom: Maddie do you know what First Reconciliation is?
Maddie: Is tomorrow Feb 2nd?
Mom: Yes, and you will be making your First Reconciliation tomorrow morning.
Maddie: It means that I can go up to the alter or in the sinners closet thingy and tell the priest something bad that I did and that I want to tell Jesus that I am sorry and ask for his forgiveness.
Mom: Yes, and do you know the prayer you are supposed to say when asking for forgiveness?
Maddie: Yes. Mom, did you know that if I tell the priest something that I did he is never allowed to tell anyone what I did and he is never allowed to tell anyone that I was a bad girl? He has to keep it in his heart and pray for me?
Mom: Yes, I did know that and did you know that you do not have to go through a Priest for forgiveness? You can go straight to Jesus with your own sins and ask for forgiveness on your own....that is what Mommy does.
Maddie: I know....I talk to Jesus all the time. But telling a Priest is good too because he can pray for me. It's nice when people pray for each other.
Mommy (in my head): Jesus thank you for blessing me with this beautiful little girl and allowing me to witness your love through her.
Mommy (to Maddie): I pray for you, I pray for myself, I pray for forgiveness and I pray for guidance every day.
Maddie: I didn't know you talked to Jesus too! TeeHee....we are both friends with Jesus and didn't even know it. Mommy...I pray for you too.
Ah....the beauty of being a child makes me grateful for having 4 children that teach me on a daily basis to enjoy life more and slow down to see the blessings in my life.