I truly want to nurture this generous spirit, I don't ever want her to become greedy, or selfish. But there needs to be a balance. ................. I think. ................... or does there? I don't know. I wish we had all the money in the world so that she could give to her heart's desire, but we don't (at least not now), so for now we will try and find a balance.
One way includes hand made gifts, easy on the pocket book, yet thoughtful and loving.
This is what she made for Emma's birthday. She has been eye-balling this doll idea in a craft book for months. And I being the tired and overwhelmed mother that I usually am, have always told her "no", or "not now", or "maybe later". But this time I gave in. I drew the "pattern" and cut it out, but she did all the rest. It took her several days to get it finished, and she did most of the sewing & drawing & stuffing. She even picked out and put on the "belt". This was the first time I had ever helped make a doll. I think for our first time it turned out pretty good. And most importantly Emma likes her.
Lord, may Hannah always be a giver. Use this gift that she has to change lives. There are so many people in need of so many things, help her to know who and what to give herself to. And may the receivers of her gifts always see Jesus at the heart of her gift and her love.