Our Treasure

There were some days…and then there were some DAYS….

When these two were growing up life was unpredictable! From an all out girl scrap (notice I did not say fight–although to some it might have appeared as such), to the almost stepped on snake at the pond (by the two pictured above), a broken nose, severed tendon in the hand, car wreck, just to name a few that come to mind tonight. This ever so tired mind. Unpredictable.

But God knew exactly what was going on —at all times in the hearts and lives of each one.
Still does. And He loves me still.
Even on the days the heart is not such a pretty picture.

The girls pictured next are special too.

This morning, mother called me and told me that she “knew” she was loved. She called to thank us for that love. In her treasure box (notes and cards), she re-read all the sweet things that we have shared and gave her over the years. I too have a treasure box. Inside are the treasures that are sweeter than honey. Words of love from those I love.

(Yes, I know it’s an old picture)

Now, when these three girls were growing up, there were not NEAR as many “issues” as the two girls in the first picture. I wonder why? Perhaps it is the better mothering that my mother did…perhaps it is the generation.

The times we were growing up were much simpler. No cell phones. Spankings were not only issued, they sometimes came with very little warning. I think these days, the warnings come and go and nothing is done…..

Unpredictable life. That’s what we have.

One thing is always predictable though, God’s love and mercy and grace.

Understand, therefore, that the LORD your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and constantly loves those who love him and obey his commands. Deuteronomy 7:9 NLT

God’s Word is our GREATEST treasure. In it we will find His love notes to us. Our instructions for living productive, fruitful and faithful lives. Our instructions for helping others, and for making it to the end.

Our mother, Valeria, taught each of us girls, Aimee the baby, Wanda, the middle, and me the oldest (if you must know), how to give. She taught by example. (Of course the baby brother is not pictured, probably because since he began serving his country in the Air Force right out of college, he has rarely been home for any length of time. Pictures with all of us are scarce as hens teeth.)

In all the days of our lives (not the soap opera), we’ve seen God faithful. Even when we lacked in faith. We’ve seen Him make a mole hill out of a mountain. We’ve seen Him heal, restore, forgive, and lavish us with His love and mercy.

My prayer for my own daughters is that one day, they can look back, dig in their own treasure boxes and see how they were loved—and what God has done in their lives.

What’s in your treasure box?

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About Angie Knight

On a journey with purpose, with my best friend and love of my life--as we serve the LORD anyway we can! View all posts by Angie Knight

12 responses to “Our Treasure

  • eph2810

    You know, Angie, I don't know what it was, but I think I have to agree with you – much simpler lives we had when we grew up.

    Although I had my rebellious years, I know that I was brought up right. I don't think that we are different mothers, just mothers in a much more difficult time – with much distractions…

    Thank you for sharing your heart…

    Love & peace,
    Iris

  • Madison

    That's my prayer for my daughters too.

  • Wylie

    I love this! I grew up with one sister & it's very special the “sister” thing!
    Wylie

  • LisaShaw

    Beautiful sharing! Much to say but no need other than BEAUTIFUL.

    Loads of love.

  • B His Girl

    The Lord is our treasure and He gives us treasure in our children. Count all those blessings Angie and continue to be one. Think of all of our treasure stored up in heaven! MORE than we know. Blessings, B

  • Denise

    Such a beautiful post…… When I see your pictures of you and your sisters my heart breaks.. It is a beautiful sight .. My sister and I are further apart today than we ever have been and the Father God told me to cut her loose this year.. I have done that and blocked her email and blocked her on Face Book.. No phone calls will I take from her or text messages……. She was out here at New Years to see mom and dad for 24 hours and I did not walk across the yard.. Hard to let go of a dream but I think the Father God has given me sisters all around this beautiful blog……. Don't you think…..

  • Denise

    I love you precious sis.

  • Barbara

    I love this post!.. When we take time to examine the treasures God has given us…it brings praise for all He has done. Your pix are so wonderful…precious memories.

  • Kathy S.

    Angie, what a beautiful photo! I love seeing resemblences in families. I love your light humor in here too!
    Hugs,
    Kathy

  • Tiffany

    I will tell you mamma what is in my treasure box, I do have a real one, first cards and notes from you and dad, Aunt Wanda, Grandma, Grandere, April, two from friends in High School, Grannys bracelet, Great-Grandaddy's tie clip, a hankie from Grandaddy (very special you know the reason) several baby items, and a picture book cover that Granny made, oh and one of Grannys clip on red white and blue ear rings… I don't know who got the other one…
    In truth my treasure box holds lots of love and lost on memories!!

  • Michele Williams

    Beautiful photo and post. You are so precious.

  • Karen

    Loved all of this, Angie…true treasures….

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