it’s the little things

tiny yellow flowers

cuddles

smell of grass

favorite soap

bed time kisses

dry diaper

sun peeking thru the trees

cold water

smile of a stranger

clean clothes

twinkling eyes

beads

laughter

 

It is the little things that bring joy.

The little tiny moments are the ones to be cherished.

It does not take much.

Perspective, something that having a severely disabled child brings, something the life that we live with girlie brings

We have faced a GIANT – a giant diagnosis, and all the accompanying giants (doctors, systems, programs, etc.).

Things look different living with the giants.

Our life with girlie forces family life at a slower pace:

  • Less activities for the boys
  • Slower loading the van to go places
  • Slower outings
  • Slower meals

The slowness and extra home time force perspective.

Finding those tiny cherished moments takes

Open eyes – open to God’s Word and the World He created,

 open to the present, open to others

Trusting heart – trusting God’s plan, trusting His love is good

Willing spirit – willing to be available in the waiting and watching.

Ephesians 1:18 – 19:  I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,  and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. (NASB)

 

 

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2 thoughts on “it’s the little things

  1. chocolate chip cookies, fantasy football, a great book, Japanese maples, great conversations with friends. You’re right. So many good things. But having an awesome wife who loves her husband and her kids? That is no little joy; it is a huge blessing!

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