Monday, March 8, 2010

An Ornament To Grace My Neck

"...preserve sound judgment and discernment, do not let them out of your sight; they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck." Proverbs 3:21-22Gabrielle and me with the "ornament to grace my neck" that she made in after-school "Clay Club".

Gabrielle's hand-made treasures continue to bless my heart. After attending "Clay Club" after school on Tuesdays for six weeks, she brought home a box of clay creations. Most of them were animal creations, which were wonderfully made by her. As she was showing me her clay creations, which were kept "top secret" for six weeks, she pulled out of the box a special hand-made clay creation that she made to share with mommy. Do you see the beautiful blue pendant necklace? I love it! What a thrill to wear it to work a few days later. Her eyes grew wide and an ear-to-ear smile sparkled from her face when she saw my necklace of choice on Thursday morning.


I am doing a little Bible study in the book of Proverbs with my friend, Wendy Blight. Just last week I read chapter 3, including verses 21-22. These verses are also in my Family Prayer Journal as this is a daily prayer of mine for Joshua and Gabrielle (and for me and Jim, too). I pray daily that our cherubs always have sound judgment and discernment. For truly, sound judgment and discernment will be life to them.


Reading these verses last Monday and then being presented with this beautiful ornament for my neck by my daughter the following day was just a sprinkle of blessings and encouragement for this momma's heart from my Heavenly Father. He knows the cries of my heart for my children. Our cherubs have stolen my heart. I pray their hearts are stolen by His perfect love.
"You have stolen my heart...with one jewel of your necklace." Song of Solomon 4:9

5 comments:

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

How precious Sharon!

Oh the blessings and gifts given to us by God through our children are the most wonderful!

Love and hugs today!
Jill

Mich said...

How sweet! A beautiful blessing. I love the handmade gifts from my children the most.

Sara said...

Simply delightful! And thanks friend for the note about the book. A friend just gave me the book and we are having new adventures at the library. I just might have to buy my own before the pages get too dog-eared:)

But what is your favorite book from childhood? (or from reading with your little ones)

Happy hugs,
Sara

Jennifer said...

That is indeed a treasure. I have a little plaster red heart that Tyler made one afternoon at NIH after a radiation treatment...we were just enjoying some time together before starting the commute home. At the time, that creation was "just a cute heart" but now it is a treasure!

Heather said...

Very sweet!! Gabrielle's clay treasure looked simply lovely on you!!

I wore mine on Sunday to church :)

Thank you for sharing this precious nugget of mommydom!

Love,
Heather