February 16, 2010

Savannah's Mite


We went to a neighbor's birthday party last night. My kids LOVE parties. And as much as they love to get presents, they also love to give them.

Especially Savannah.

At first she thought the party was for their son, who is just a year younger than her and informed me in a devastated and dramatic way that we didn't have a present for him! After informing her it was for his dad, she stopped, "oh".

She looked very thoughtful for a minute, then suddenly her eyes lit up and yells, "I know! He would like some  money!" And off she goes to her room. A few minutes later, she comes back with all the coins that were left in her piggy bank. 

Thirteen cents.

I smiled at how excited she was and asked if she was SURE she wanted to give away all her money.

"Yes, because it will make him happy."

Later that night, after the party was over and the cleaning was done, my neighbor called me up to tell me that when we first arrived at their house, Savannah had run up to her, put the money into her hand and whispered, "This is for Spencer. Can you give it to him?"

Both of us had forgotten about Savannah and her thirteen cents until my friend checked her pockets as she was getting ready for bed.

Then she told me as as she gave the money to her husband he couldn't believe it and asked, "How did she know?" Turns out he collects coins. He has a coin jar and whenever it gets full they take it in and use the money to pay off a bill.

I don't think Savannah would understand any of it, but it turns out that her little thirteen cents was the perfect gift.

Children are amazing.

And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.
2 And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.
3 And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all.
Luke 21:1-3
                                                                  

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Brittney said...

Such a cute story.

Heidi said...

How sweet!

Evelyn Perkins said...

beautiful.

I'm NOT a VOLCANO! said...

Awww. Would you know that I'm just such a bawl baby that I cried at that? What a sweetheart.

Amber said...

I tend to ignore those promptings that little children get. It is easy to flippantly disregard their unusually perceptive decisions. Yet, they don't usually ignore those little whisperings, so why should I ignore them?

A truly beautiful story.

Stacy said...

I had an experience like that last week. I had a cute little six year old violin student show up to her lesson last week with a quarter in her hand. She shyly gave it to me, and her mom told me "She wanted to help pay you for her lessons." I love kids.

the fowlers said...

Aw, that is like, conference-worthy adorable. It almost made me teary . . . but then again, I am nine months pregnant and anything can make me teary.

Patty Ann said...

Love it! Kids seem to pop up with the most amazing things!

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