Monday, October 18, 2010

Small moments of joy

A couple weeks ago I wrote a post about parenting being hard.

Which it is.

But in the midst of hard parenting days (or weeks or months), there are small moments of joy.

Moments that cause your heart to melt.

Moments, in which, you are reminded that these little people are gifts from a great big God.

Moments that make the hard parts of parenting so worth it.

Moments that include....
  • Praying after breakfast and hearing your 13-month-old daughter say "Amen."
  • Hearing your son recite (with help) the words of 1 John 4:19. His first memory verse!
  • Your son asking his father for a hug. 
  • Your daughter clapping as soon as you start singing If You're Happy and You Know It.
  • Cuddling in bed watching Land Before Time with your two-year-old as you discuss Ducky, Littlefoot, Petrie, Spike and Cera.
  • Reading Who Said Boo? for the 15th time in a day. 
  • Swinging with two children on your lap. 
  • Seeing dad and son playing Bad to the Bone with their 'stick' drumsticks.
  • Watching your daughter's eyes (actually her entire face) light up when she sees you - because you are one of the most important people in her world.
There is no doubt that the small moments of joy outweigh the hard moments by a landslide. Thank you Lord for that!

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