Stories, Traditions, and Special Gifts
What is your favorite snack?
Do you have a garden like Miss Marie?
Growing fruits, vegetables, & nuts can be a lot of fun and good for you too!
Jesus spoke about another kind of fruit...the fruit of the Spirit!
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control." (Galatians 5:22-23)
Alfons loves marshmallows! Do you? I do!
In Bayou Town, the Boudreaux family sometimes likes to roast marshmallows over a camp fire at the fais-do-dos. Fais-do-dos are fun gatherings where the family members come together to celebrate something special like a birthday or a special family day. There's music, fun, and laughter. Marshmallows remind me of happy times like that.
Do you have special family traditions that help you remember happy times with your family? If not, you could start some of your own.
In my family, we like to hug each other in the morning when we wake up and pray together at night before bed. We like to eat supper together at the table and light a candle to remind us of how special our family is. The light of the candle makes us feel warm and happy inside and reminds us that the light of Jesus is in our family. It makes us feel very special.
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When I was a little girl, my Mama and Daddy used to make special days for us when they would put my two brothers, my two sisters, and me to bed on a mattress on the floor. We would sleep in our fishing clothes and go to bed very early because the next morning we would get up before the sunlight and put all of our fishing and crabbing gear in the car. Daddy would drive us far away to a fishing pier that was called the Rat's Nest. Isn't that a funny name? We would bait our crab nets and put them down in the water and Mama would get out the hard boiled eggs and donuts for us to eat. All this would happen even before the sun would come up.
We'd have a happy time of fishing and crabbing until lunch time when Daddy would put the hampers of crabs back into the car and all of us too. We would go home with our catch of the day and clean and boil the crabs. Family members would come and there would be lots of excitement and laughter as we sat around the table with newspaper spread for all the crabs and garlic french bread to eat.
I remember one time on a special crabbing day that one of the little crabs broke free of the net and chased me all the way down the pier. It almost bit my foot before it fell back into the water. I was so scared! It wasn't funny then, but later my family laughed about how funny it was to see big me running from a little crab down the pier.
What traditions does YOUR family have?
Do you have memories of special times with your family?
Why not make a story book, and write your memories down!
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