"If you live long enough a day will come when you feel obligated in some way to take care of a problem you didn't cause. That's paying a debt you didn't owe. As a mother, wife and grandmother my list goes on and on. Of course there are examples more memorable than most, like the times I couldn't afford to buy myself something and the kids too. Throughout my life I heard my mother say "when you have kids, you put your needs on the back burner!" Today, I understand far too well what she meant. In essence mom was saying " children always came first." Back then and even now when I see my kid needs help, how much I have to sacrifice to help never enters my mind. The fact God blessed me so I can help makes my day every time. We I was a young mother, along with my husband or kid's father, we always put our children's needs first. Sacrifice was simply making ends meet with the help of the Lord. However, today I realize we made a lot of sacrifices; we loved our children and didn't want them to go without! Whether it's paying your child's lost book fees or paying fora speeding ticket you didn't get; you're sacrificing, paying a debt you don't owe, to spare another from experiencing negative consequences, as a result of bad behavior or making poor decisions. That's love! That's sacrifice! Lord I owe it all to You! As I continue my journey through this often difficult life, please help me fully understand and appreciate our Heavenly Father's sacrifice! Amen.