OK, I'm sure the tears are going to be rolling as I write this but I had no idea. I had no idea what an amazing experience it is to watch you child on a mission to serve God.
This is day 3 of Amaya's Shoebox Project and she has now sold 33 ornaments! When Amaya works on an ornament she is soooooo careful about where she puts every bead. Amaya prays as she is making them asking God to let her meet her goal of 100. Amaya looks at every single one and says "Momma who do you think this one will go to". Amaya is even writing a special thank you note to everyone that buys an ornament. As soon as she wakes up in the morning, gets home from school, goes to bed, she goes running to count the list to see how many she has sold.
With each one sold she thinks about what she will buy to fill a shoebox with.
I have learned sooooo much about Amaya during these 3 days. I now understand why she has a hard time making a list for Christmas or her birthday. I know why "things" just don't matter to her like other kids (including my other 2). Amaya's passion is others and not herself. Amaya's gift is giving. I have never, ever seen her so excited about anything.
I am so thankful God gave us such an amazing miracle child!
PS If you don't know about Amaya's project she is selling Christmas ornaments to raise money to fill shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. The ornaments are $5.00 each plus $1.50 for shipping if your not local so for a donation of $6.50 (you can use the chip-in above or buy through my Etsy shop link on the sidebar) you get to help this precious 6 year old with her first mission for God.