We are not threatened by these adults. We are simply thankful for them. Whether it is a teacher, a youth counselor, or a friend’s parent, we try to remember to say thank you for taking the time to love our kids.
The best way to show love to me is to show love to my kids, who are closest to my heart. When another adult loves my child, they love me. I need to show them that I am grateful.
In years past I have tried to use the occasion of my children’s birthdays to remember to say thank you to those who have been a positive influence in the life of the birthday kid.
So, as I plan a party or order a cake or buy presents, I try to remember to write a simple thank-you note. In this day of emails and text messages, it has become easier to do.
Of course, a handwritten, mailed note is the best, but the main point is to say thank you.
April is a big birthday month for our family. Four out of the eight of us have April birthdays. I guess I had better get writing!
I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.