Motherhood is such a great teacher isn't it?
In the really good days and the really hard ones, you can learn so much from your children.
I was watching our baby girl play the other day and asked her, "Sweet girl, what makes you happy?" And she answered in the most confident way, "Jesus, you, and daddy...oh and Sadie kisses." Then she ran back off to dance around in the grass!
Not that cool toy we got her, not a new outfit, not the newest show on Netflix. Her people. Her Creator. Her best friend Sadie.
I tend to get so caught up in the next thing or what I probably should have that I miss what makes me happiest. My people. My Lord. And those Sadie kisses!
Our baby girl reigns me in. When I get selfish and don't understand why things are going the way they are, she will grab my face and say, "I love you mommy."
When I get too caught up in the to-do list, she will grab my hand and say "Play with me."
When the dishes are piled up and the amount of groceries to be put in their place are overwhelming, her deep laughter and running around the kitchen with Sadie remind me to lighten up.
Jesus is showing me so much of Himself through her. Through a girl that has every excuse to be angry, upset, discontent, and heartbroken.
Showing me that if I look at Him the way she does, I can have that joy too. If I can manage even a few minutes in the early morning to steal away with Him, He pulls me in at the waist and supports me through my day.
He keeps urging me to watch her a little bit harder, kiss her precious cheeks a little bit more, and rub those sweet fingers wrapped around my hand just one more time today, because she is my reflection of Him.
Whether or not you have children, He can still make Himself tangible to you today. Lift that load you keep stumbling around with. Pull you in at the waist and walk with you.
Love and Laughter,