Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Preparing Hearts

I was sitting at my desk trying to tackle the emails that were beginning to pile up from clients. Just because it is the holidays and you've mentioned numerous times you are closed doesn't mean business stops as a small business owner. "Mom, look at me! LOOK AT MEEEE!" I had heard him. I had heard him over and over but I had to get this inbox tackled. When I finally looked up he had a cup of water in my favorite mug and a cookie and the biggest, proudest smile on his face. "Me made this just for you so you can be happy while you do dat work." Yes, he was supposed to be napping but he must have picked up on my anxiety and decided to intervene. 

Photo Credit: Jen Shee

Isn't it amazing how quickly we can lose sight of what is right in front of us? Being a parent is hard. It doesn't matter what kind of work you do. It is all important but so are the simplest moments. I recently joined a bible study (best decision in a long time) and it is a wonderful group of mothers who are in different walks of life. Yesterday we were focusing on how God prepares our hearts long before we realize what he is preparing us for. The struggle is real on the days I work from home with the kids but just maybe it is part of a bigger picture. Maybe one day they'll need to work from home. Maybe this is planting the seed in their hearts that they too want to own their own business. Maybe they'll  need to be supportive of a spouse who works from home. Only He knows but it changes the way I respond to them when I'm at my boiling point patience wise. They're watching. They're learning. One day I hope they look back and laugh and say, "I get it now, Mom." So here's to 2016. To embracing more of the simple moments. The real moments because they all add up and even though this chapter may be challenging it is so, so good.

1 comment:

  1. Happy tears!!! He is precious and you are blessed both to have him and to understand that blessing and make him a priority!!



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