Boys can eat…

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and that is a finer thing!

My twelve year old, Matt, must be having a major growth spurt.

Yesterday, for instance, he ate 3 bowls of cheerios before school.

The boys had an appointment so I went through a drive thru on the way back to school (I know, bad mom).  Matt ate one of the new thick hamburgers from Burger King, french fries and then asked for my fries (which was fine because my hips didn’t need them anyway).

For dinner, he had three heaping bowls of the ham and bean soup I made plus a sleeve of whole wheat crackers.

Then he actually left his friend’s house where all the neighbor kids were playing basketball to make sure that his dad and I had not eaten all of the apple cobbler I made for dessert.  That was just the food he ingested in ONE day!

This boy is obsessed with food!

And it struck me, after reading posts like this, that our ability to feed him whenever he is hungry and have a fully stocked pantry is a finer thing.

A thing that I too often take for granted.

Father God, thank you for the ability to feed my children when they are hungry.  My heart hurts for those children around the world and even in our own backyard that wonder where the next meal is coming and even if it will come.  Watch over them Lord and incite the hearts of your people to do what they can to help.  Help me to always be grateful for the blessings in my life. ~Amen

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  1. i better start saving now for the teenage years with boys!

  2. Thanks for taking the time to think this thought. I am guilty of taking it for granted, too. I think we all our. But we really should thank God for our ability to provide food to ALL of our kids every day.

  3. amylynne says:

    I totally hear you! My 12 year old is hungry 20 minutes after he eats and we're not talking junk food! My hubby was teasing me and said, “You're going to have to get another job just to buy groceries when all 3 boys are teenagers!”

  4. Lance and I often look at each other in wonder when our (fairly small) children are wolfing down the food. What on earth are we going to do in 5 and 10 years?! 🙂

  5. I feel your pain Melissa. I have a feeling the next few years will see some major changes in our food budget too. Our 60 lb son ate 2 giant pieces of lasanga and 2 massive helpings of caesar salad one night last week when we had a friend over for supper, eating more than any of the 3 adults at the table. Our guest's boys are older than ours, but he could not BELIEVE how much food our 'just turned 10 year old' could scarf down. If it's a growth spurt, it's been happening for 2 solid years now! And I surely don't know where he puts it all. He's so slim! Oh, to have a metabolism like that! :o)

  6. Aw. I will remember this post the next time Im complaining that my boys are eating me out of house and home. I SHOULD be greatful that I am able to feed them! Thanks!!!

  7. andrea_h says:

    I really enjoyed this post. I have two growing boys and they are constantly eating or whining about being hungry. It is so difficult to keep the pantry stocked but I am thankful to the Lord for blessing me with the ability to provide enough food for them.

    Thank you for visiting my blog! I just followed your blog and can't wait to read what you are going to write next!


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