The moment took me back to a place and time long ago. I flashed back to those mealtimes during my childhood when my sister and I said grace as quick as possible. Back then, I hadn't learned the significance of that holy gesture. So, I wasn't concerned about giving thanks to God. The faster I prayed that prayer, the faster we ate. As a result, empty words simply rolled off my tongue without much thought.
Now, as I thought back to that time in my life, I began to thank God for the changes in me. "Thank You Lord, for that night back in 2008 that saved my life!" http://dlouyoung.blogspot.com/p/my-personal-testimony.html Thank You for helping me parent my son over the past few years. Thank You for the sweet sound of his voice as he gives thanks to You for the blessings he is about to receive. Thank You for the unimaginable joy You have brought to our family!"