Yesterday the house was a mess. All I could rustle up for dinner was a batch of scrambled eggs because I was busy printing and cutting Bible verses for our Ladies devotional.
As I sat at the computer, I clicked over to Ann’s video. I knew I wanted to show it to the ladies at church, but I wasn’t sure if I should. Every time I watch it, I cry! I think I won’t, but I do!
My daughter heard my sniffling and came to see what was happening. We laughed about it and I told her that I wanted to show this video, but didn’t know if I could play it without crying (not a small tear, but a big sob!).
She said she didn’t think I could.
We decided to test it out and see. The goal was not to cry while watching it.
As we sat together, watching this beautiful reminder to pay attention to the little things, to savor the moments, I felt like I was.
She glanced up to see if there were tears, and smirked when I caught her eye.
I let her see me. Mess and all.
Those brief few minutes felt so important. Perhaps it had something to do with the fact that she is now nine years old! I don’t know. But she was sharing this with me. Taking part.
I surely hope she will learn to keep a clean home and to provide a hearty meal for her family, but more than that, I want her to know she is loved by her mother. I want that to funnel down to her own children too.
My heart’s desire is that she will value spending time with her children, sharing with them and including them in her daily activities. The best chance of that happening is for me to provide that for her. Right now.
Sometimes our days are filled with hard stuff, but these sweet moments shine through and remind me to simply love and share.
It doesn’t have to be complicated.
It doesn’t have to be perfect.
I’m linking up to Bigger Picture Moments with Alita Jewel today
My daughter drew the picture at the top. It’s of the two of us together