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I’m in that trying season of life when everything I say or do embarrasses my son. My sweet boy who would climb into my lap and cuddle me, suddenly hates everything I do. My very existence annoys him.
My husband and I have laughed about it and we’ve cried about it, but mostly we’re baffled by it. We spend a lot of time in prayer, reading books, and listening to podcasts. (If you have any suggestions, please send them my way!)
We understand that it’s just a phase. He is in middle school, after all. And it doesn’t help that the last year and a half has been lived in a global pandemic. But we do still want him to change his perspective and see the joys that God brings into his life. And also to see the needs of others and find a way to help. And can’t we all use that change in perspective?
In our little family, one way that we do that is through Operation Christmas Child. Our son is an only child and an only grandchild on one side of the family and if I’m being honest, a little spoiled. But many children in the world are far from spoiled.
Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has provided more than 188 million children in 170 countries with Christmas gifts. The children who receive these gifts also hear the message of the Gospel and have the opportunity to grow in Christ!
If you’re wanting to change your perspective (or maybe your child’s perspective), get involved with Operation Christmas Child! You can find out more at www.lifesongs.com/occ
It might not make my son climb into my lap and cuddle me again, but it will make some other boy or girl very happy this Christmas.