Here is our Zara Hope happily playing Monopoly with her "Babies" (Teddies and Dollies) on one of our two vintage Monopoly sets. I think I've mentioned before how much we love using vintage items in our home, and yes-even some of our boardgames are vintage.
Our Zara is a very resourceful young lass. In the absence of available players, she thought it a great opportunity to help her babies with their mathematics.
Zara is actually not bad at maths-especially when it comes to counting money. We've had to offer Godly counsel on occasion lest it become an obsession. Zara dreams of saving her money so that she may buy a farm one day and make everything herself in "Little House on the prairie" style. She also longs to help the poor children of the world and often asks what countries they live in. Just recently, we noticed she was adding extra coins into her money box, and I wondered where they were coming from. It turned out that her big sister gave her a coin for doing a job that she didn't want to do. Zara was inspired- and the Wishing Fairy was born!!! Zara was charging her sister money to grant her wishes!!!! Hubby firmly had to explain why this was not appropriate, while I scurried into the pantry for a good laugh: Is this Monopolzing the situation or what!!! I need to pray for this precious girl!
Labels: family life, Zara
posted by Father's Grace Ministries at 7:36 pm
I'm requesting prayers again for my husband, Max, who is 46 years old and is on his way to hospital for his 46th cardio-inversion.
We had an extra-long wait for the ambulance to arrive, as there were none left at our local hospital, which is 10-15 minutes away, they had to wake someone up in a nearby town to come and get him, so his breathing was very laboured and he was very weak with the AF, by the time they arrived.
We covet your prayers that he will be attended to quickly at the ER, and that whoever is on, follows the standard directions for "fixing him" with his unique 3 heart defects.
Max is preaching at church today, so is keen to be fixed quickly- he's not one to sit around after a cardio-inversion. He's been known before to come out of hospital, and literally get up and preach with his dots and pads still on under his shirt.
Please pray too, that I may get a couple of hours sleep before ringing the hospital.
ClaireUPDATE: Max has just rang me, his heart is beating normally again, and he'll be discharged in about an hour. Thankyou for your prayers!
posted by Father's Grace Ministries at 3:58 am