Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Thoughtful


Tonight we had the privilege of taking Johnny home from church. If you do not know Johnny, he is a man who attends our church. Johnny is blind and he has an interesting gift with numbers. He can remember most any one's birthday that he knows. He remembers the month, date and year you were born and when he learns your birthday for the first time he can tell you "You were born on a Friday" or whichever day applies. I have never known him to be wrong. Anyway, when Johnny was in our van tonight he was telling our children when they were born and on what day. They were pretty impressed! Macklin said "Mr. Johnny, when is your birthday?" He replied "My birthday is March 30th." In all of the 13 years I have known Johnny I have never once asked Johnny the date of his birthday. Macklin is like that. She is forever thinking of others. (She felt really bad for the crabs who lost their legs when Elijah and I were eating crab legs the other night). I am excited that she has this personality trait and I am excited to see how it develops as she grows. She is certainly teaching her Mom lessons every day! Maybe we will remember to send Johnny a card on his birthday next year :0)!

5 comments:

lauraknight said...

That Macklin, she is a sweetie!!

Shelly Conn said...

I love this story. Macklin has always been a sweet pea! :)
I think that some kids do teach us lessons because they are so genuinely sincere and kind to others. She is one of those!

Anonymous said...

That is so Macklin, She still worries about me not being able to walk...I think that's why she is sharp as a tack,if she doesn't know she will ask..Love the glasses....Love y'all,Grannie & Papa

GWEN OATSVALL said...

way to go Macklin ... I remember Johnny knowing my phone number also ... he would memorize the directory ... what an amazing talent ...

hope all is well w/ your family ....

Ruth said...

Oh the lessons we learn from our littl holy spirits that God gives us. What a sweet story.