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All of the Little Things You Do...Matter

Dear Mama,


This is just a quick reminder that wherever you are in life, whatever it is that you are doing - all of the little, sometimes seemingly mundane things - it matters.


My little girl's simple request last night to stop and "just hold me" reminded me that in this season of motherhood, the things I find actually matter most are the small moments of stopping to treasure our little humans. These two beautiful gifts we have been given - there is no more important work than taking time to help them learn and love them well. And sometimes, that looks like just sitting and holding.


One day they will stop asking to be held.

Isn't that strange? One day our parents held us for the last time, never to be picked up again, and none of us even realized it.

Eventually they won't run to me in tears when they get a boo-boo.

And it's hard to imagine, but one day I won't be doing this much laundry.


In the mean time, I am reminding myself that all of these little moments (and even times of doing what feels like nothing productive) are small blessings. I am so truly grateful for this little family to take care of.


One day our home will be in order.

One day I will sleep several consecutive nights without interruption.

One day I won't be cleaning spaghetti sauce and crayon from the walls.


But today, I am going to do my best to shift my focus from have to to get to - keeping in mind that I am a blessing to them for doing "all the little things."




Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colossians 3:23-24



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