As I was searching through blogs I follow, I stumbled upon a song by The Afters. The words really struck me. Far too often we (myself very much included) take the simple pleasures of this life for granted.
Being a momma of two, I get so caught up in the busyness of life. There are little noses to wipe, toys to pick up, fingerprints to wash off the windows, ‘owies’ to kiss, meals to make, and loads of laundry to fold. I find my to-do list is never-ending and my hobbies go untouched, sitting half-finished in the corner, collecting dust. This song couldn’t have come at a better time. It reminded me to just sit back, relax, and thank the Lord for all He has done.
Each and every thing we have in this word is from our Father in Heaven. Those little noses are so precious and perfect for Eskimo kisses. Those toys to pick up show me how much fun the kiddos are having and that I was able to spend time making puzzles with them. The fingerprints to wash away remind me that God has given us a beautiful home to live in. The ‘owies’ give me extra snuggle time with the little ones. The meals to make remind me I was blessed with a family to love and cherish. The laundry shows me that we have been given much in abundance.
So sometimes, us momma’s just need to take a break from all the housework and cleaning, and remember to enjoy those little moments in life. Those times when your 2-year old starts a water fight. Or your 12-month old is spitting out food and making silly faces. Or they both just want to snuggle on the couch and watch another episode of Bubble Guppies.
So my prayer today is simple: “Lord, thank You for each and every moment of this life; for every good thing. For my husband, our children, and all that You have blessed us with. Help us never to take it for granted, and to live each day knowing You are at our side and to enjoy every moment. Amen”