Known for Being Kind


Yesterday was my baby’s birthday. She was 3!  Funny thing about those leap year babies. They     get to be silly! How old are you? Straight face…3.  She has actually been on this earth 12 years.  

She has a blast at school yesterday. The other Leap Year baby is one of her teachers.  That lovely lady brought Meg a present! Pretty sweet. Both birthdays announced; pretty unusual!  What fun she had with the best wishes and little teases about being 3! Since we had cake after the church dinner with extended family, the adults in her life were able to come say “Happy Birthday!”

The Sunday party with friends was fun. There should never be any other kind!  All of this just made her glow.

How to describe her?

She is The Love Bug!

We often say her spiritual gift is hugging.  I do know this, she has brough such joy into our lives.  Do you need a daily reminder to be compassionate, positive, kind and gentle?  Love Bug is ours.

Oh, sure she has those girl tween moments.

What we see and hear more are giggles and deep down to your toes laughs.

Expressed wonder at the smallest thing that we old folks take for granted like bugs and the sun and the star constellations. At night when we drive home she never fails to look up searching for different constellations each night.  She knows HE flung them into the air and named each one.

She is tender with the Sweet Peas, her nieces.  I can not find the photo but this is the

Love Bug who got down on the dirty unclean sidewalk to sit by an old Muslim beggar woman who sat totally ignored.  Love Bug hugged her.  The old woman stroked her hand.  I knew Jesus was there through her.  I still am awed by that.

She seems so easy to persuade to do things. I could worry except I have seen her turn to stone when she would not be persuaded otherwise.  We  pray for a discerning heart that will be both pliable and firm in her convictions.

She doesn’t get violence and wonders why anyone would go into a school and shoot people. Don’t we all? She doesn’t get despair.

There are days she is sad. Frustration takes her to the loved ones she misses especially those in heaven.

Exclusion is something she experiences but would not do herself.  She is known for being kind.                                                                            



Know for being kind.

           A sterling reputation at this age…amazing.

…with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love…put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:2, 24, 32


Blessings, Linda

Thoughts for Lent…anytime my reflections and observation turn my own heart and thinking toward how to be more like Jesus, more kind, gentle, loving, patience, giving and trusting, I know I am challenged to put on Jesus.    It takes me one more step in the journey of a growing transformed life.                


About chinamom3078

I am a woman who loves Jesus who loved me first. Prone to wander and distraction is common for me as I seek to reflect Him in my daily life. I am wife, mom, and grandma who has lived on 3 continents in 26+ apartments, townhouses, military housing, suburbs and now a 200 plus year old farm house. Preparing and hosting meals for the hundreds who have passsed through our home has been a joy and blessing to our family as we listened and shared over meals, coffee, light nights and Bible studies. A rich life! I have reached the age to feel qualifies to be an ”older woman” (as in Titus) even though I feel far from old and have plenty of room to grow each and everyday. And my joy is to teach Bible studies and help train other women to lead well.
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