He would never do anything disobedient in school like tackle another child to the ground in a wrestling match over a toy.
Not the Happy Buddy.
But, yes, as a born sinner (along with the rest of us!), our precious little one has much to learn in the never-ending quest of ‘dying to self.’
His teacher quietly took us aside last week and informed us of the physical brawl that had occurred between the Happy Buddy and the poor other kid who hadn’t seen it comin’.
You can bet that I have been on my knees praying ever since!
Asking the Lord for wisdom as the Mommy and self-control for the Happy Buddy!
All that to say, as much as it pained me to hear of the Happy Buddy’s choices, I was overwhelmed with gratitude for the way his teacher handled the situation.
She was a true picture of the Gospel – giving the Happy Buddy big, unconditional love hugs – even while her words about his ‘kind-of-a-bummer-of-a-day’ were so freshly spoken.
I’m so glad that the Happy Buddy is surrounded by people who love and accept him in spite of his failures – they see him for who he is – a precious child of the King!
So, I did what any grateful parent would do.
They are seriously uh-maze-ing.
Click the image below for a copy of the tag I made.
And in case you were wondering if I was going to share Aunt Greta’s delicious brownie recipe…
Here it is!!!
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 sticks butter, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 4 T (heaping) cocoa powder
- 1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Cream butter, sugar, and vanilla together in a large mixing bowl.
- Add eggs.
- Add rest.
- Pour into a greased 9×13 pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
Happy Brownie Point-ing!