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It's Good To Be Known

Friday night the family had a hurry of clean-up before bedtime. I’d been slacking on it all week since I’d been sick, but Friday night I told the girls everything had to be picked up. “But can’t we leave out a couple games, Mommy?” Maddie asked.

“No, kiddo, tomorrow we’re having people over for dinner and I don’t want to have to clean up the house on my birthday. Fair?” I asked, and Maddie reluctantly nodded.

That night I lay in bed with Cora saying prayers, and I was going through our usual blessings when Cora said, “Oh, I’ve got something to add!” I turned it over to her.

“Dear Lord, thank you for Mommy’s birthday coming tomorrow! Thank you that we can sleep in, and snuggle, and eat yummy pancakes!” I smiled.

Cora continued.

“But most of all, Lord, thank you for a tidy house, so Mommy can wake up with a peaceful heart. Amen.”

It’s good to be known.


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