Nice Surprises

The kids had a fashion shoot last February. It was an unexpected but timely blessing. Right after mounting a couples retreat, we were given an overnight, all expense paid stay at Pico de Loro Resort. I finally grabbed a copy of Smart Parenting Magazine’s April 2012 issue and saw the kids’ photos. It was a wonderful reminder that the Lord gives gifts to his children. After a crazy January, it was a nice surprise.

Our kids were not even the first choice. Apparently, the kids that had been picked had a conflict in schedule because of exam week. When one of the editors asked if our kids were free, Edric and I talked about it and agreed to let our kids do it. Of course our kids didn’t have exams to worry about. (Yet another pro for homeschooling!)

I want to thank the Lord for being a God who delights to bless. Who are we that he is mindful of us? He knows the longings of our hearts. I wanted our family to be able to get away and do something special. Since it was Elijah’s and Edan’s birthdays within just weeks of each other, a beach trip was the perfect way to celebrate. Only he could have orchestrated events and circumstances in the way that they happened to customize a vacation for us!

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained; What is man that You take thought of him,
And the son of man that You care for him? Yet You have made him a little lower than God,
And You crown him with glory and majesty! O LORD, our Lord,
How majestic is Your name in all the earth
! (Psalm 8:3-5, 9 NASB)

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