someone you know^needs a hug today^...it may even be you ^The bond between a child and an aunt is one of the most unique relationships anyone can enjoy. An aunt may look and even act just like your mother or...
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someone you know^needs a hug today^...it may even be you ^The bond between a child and an aunt is one of the most unique relationships anyone can enjoy. An aunt may look and even act just like your mother or she may be the complete opposite. Whatever the case, aunts are the ones who stand beside moms when nieces and nephews enter the world and from that moment on, they take their place as friends and mentors. Aunts buy special treats, go on vacations with you, and some may even help with homework when Mom doesn't understand the questions. She is always there for you. ^The pages of this book are filled with hugs to tell your aunt just how important she is to you. "Heartwarming stories, inspirational messages, personalized scriptures," and "uplifting quotes" written just for aunts will bring a smile to your aunt's face. ^If you're an aunt receiving this unique gift book, know that it's given in love from a niece or nephew who appreciates all you have done. ^
Chapter One Aunts Are Wise You can't begin to fathom My understanding of you. My wisdom is pure, peaceable, considerate, impartial, sincere, and full of mercy. Just ask, and I'll help you to prioritize your days and give you a heart of wisdom. Teaching you, Your God of Wisdom -- from Isaiah 40:28; James 3:17; Psalm 90:12 Leonardo Da Vinci was a brilliant person. In addition to his great works of art, he was an accomplished and celebrated scientist, mathematician, architect, inventor, anatomist, engineer, musician, and writer. He accurately conceptualized the invention of solar power, the helicopter, the tank, and the calculator more than four hundred years before their time. So he beat you to the punch on a few obscure ideas (do you personally need a tank?). But it's hard to image he could beat you where it really counts: wisdom. Intelligence is a gift; wisdom is an achievement. It's what you choose to do with the intelligence you've been given. Wisdom involves knowledge but goes far beyond it. True wisdom springs from experience mixed with a liberal dose of good judgment and uncommon common sense. It's knowing precisely your place, understanding how things fit together, discerning what's appropriate or best, and pursuing excellence. Some aunts, like you, are inherently wise. They know how the world -- and human nature -- works. They understand the seductive nature of the temptations before us, the dangers of giving in, and the way to resist. They know what's important in life, what's just gravy, and what's best avoided. They see things about us that even we don't yet know about ourselves, and they gently, kindly, and wisely help us discover it for ourselves and make our own wise choices. Wisdom isn't something you can teach or bestow: you can only model it, exude it, and hope those around you imbibe and absorb it. With each passing year, we see your wisdom more clearly. Thank you for sharing it with us. The people who influence us are those who have stood unconsciously for the right thing; they are like the stars and the lilies, and the joy of God flows through them all the time.-- Oswald Chambers Everything in Its Place It almost felt as if she were going home. Katie had always had a fondness for visiting Aunt Margaret's house as a child. She loved the huge yard, the country feel, the colorful plantings, and the big old house with lots of nooks and crannies for exploring. As an only child, she used to climb the big weeping willow tree when she needed a break from her boisterous cousins. Maybe she'd climb up in that tree once again. She certainly could use a break from the boisterous, dizzying life in the big city that was threatening to overwhelm her. She sighed as she turned down Aunt Margaret's street. She turned off the air conditioning in her Hyundai and rolled down the window, inhaling deeply the sweet country fragrances she remembered from her happy childhood visits. Since each of her parents had remarried in recent months, everything had changed. Katie didn't feel at home -- or overly welcome -- with either new stepparent. That was why when her heart yearned for home, it was to Aunt Margaret's that she was drawn. She had barely turned into the gravel drive when the door of the house was flung open and a joyous Aunt Margaret bounced down the steps to greet her, arms open wide. She practically pulled Katie from the car and enveloped her in a safe, comforting hug. Katie dissolved into her aunt's embrace. The faint smell of jasmine, her aunt's trademark scent, made Katie feel both secure and consoled. "Katie, darling!" Aunt Margaret exclaimed. "It just warms the cockles of my heart to see you again. It's about time you got some of that big
LeAnn Weiss, as a college student, accepted her pastor's challenge to reexamine the Bible as God's personal love letter and source of encouragement. As she started journalizing what God showed her while she meditated on Scripture, her walk with God was revolutionized, and she began writing personalized, paraphrased scriptures featured in the best-selling Hugs Book Series. LeAnn's Encouragement Company was recently featured in Women of Faith speaker Marilyn Meberg's best-selling book "I'd Rather Be Laughing".
Karen completed a Master's in Education and went right from teaching to editing at American Greetings. Karen had such a varied work experience there that she learned how to create the voice needed for anything from a greeting card to a teacup and she learned to develop character lines as well with Those Characters from Cleveland. Karen worked on the original Care Bears line with Tom Wilson's fabulous team. Her work took her then to Gibson Greetings where she developed licensed properties, from Disney and Children's Television Workshop and varieties of movies, like Batman and Jurassic Park. Kar