Sunday, March 17, 2013
Through the eyes of a child..
Caleb is coming into that sweet age where he wants to show me everything. I get the "Mom, mom, mom, mom,mom" over and over again through out the day, and to be honest, it gets a little annoying after a while. After many Mom, mom,mom, mom he will finally say, "Mom, LOOK!" and I glance over to make sure that he is not hanging some dangerous object over little brother's head and I just say, "That's nice sweetie" and go about what I was doing. A few nights ago, on our way to church for our small group meeting, I was finishing reading the chapter we were going to discuss. Caleb starting saying, "wow! Cool!". Then it started. "Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom.. LOOK!". I intended to do a quick glance to satisfy my child so I could finish reading. Well, what I had in store was amazing. I look over at my son who is pointing out the most beautiful sunset I have ever seen. I was so busy that I wasn't paying any attention to the beauty around me. It took my sweet child to point it out to me. How humbling is that! Arizona has the most beautiful sunsets out of anywhere I have lived. Unfortunately, you take it for granted after a while. I then looked at my son with tears in my eyes and I thanked him. I thanked him for making me stop what I was doing and showed me something truly beautiful. I then wondered, how many beautiful moments did my son try to point out to me before that I ignored or didn't appreciate because of something so insignificant? It made me realize that the dishes can wait, the vacuuming can wait, but those precious moments with your children are priceless. You will never get those sweet moments back and you need to savor every little "Mom, mom, mom". God used my little Caleb to show me something so much bigger!