Sunday, May 15, 2011

Thankful for This Lovely Moment

I love when God throws those little moments into my day to change my heart. I actually believe He does this all the time but I am not always open enough to notice.
Hubby and I volunteer in Sunday School but I will admit this Sunday when I woke up my heart was not prepared. We had been out late the night before and I was exhausted. I have the easy job of working in the nursery {hubby teaches Kindergarten} but it sounded a lot better to stay in bed.
Many times I may only have baby C in the nursery with me so I dragged my self out of bed and figured I could make it through the hour.
This time J decided she wanted to help me and of course I accepted. Before we got settled in I asked J to come pray with me. We prayed for C and any other babies we may get that day. I found myself explaining to her why we were praying for the children and that these children are treasures to God and we had a big responsibility.
I put C in the bouncer to set up the rest of the room and here is what I turned around to see...

This is J teaching a Sunday School lesson to her sister about the parting of the Red Sea, with some math facts thrown in just for fun.  We didn't get any other babies that day but I got to sit back and watch My oldest daughter love on and nurture my youngest.  That was a gift from God and something I almost let myself miss out on. So today I'm thankful for this moment and for God draggin my butt out of bed.


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17 comments:

Andrea @ Keepin it Thrifty said...

Love this

katie said...

Completely agree that God uses moments that catch us off guard. I'm so glad that you were given this moment with two of your sweet kids.

Adriel (The Mommyhood Memos) said...

Wow, that is so sweet. I love the way God takes us in our ordinary moments (where we are sometimes even hesitant) and then goes on to do incredible things, even despite whether we're looking for it or not. Isn't he good?!

Danielle said...

don't you love when you see Him? ~d. :)

Beth said...

So sweet, thanks for sharing!

Kelly said...

AWE! I am in constant awe of God's work... always perfect & always what we need. What a precious moment you witnessed.
Happy Monday Friend
xxO

Jen said...

Love this--it made my morning:) Thanks for sharing!

Ashley said...

So glad to have found your blog! :) :)
New follower over here!
Hope you have a great Monday!

Nessa said...

What a great moment... love when He shows us these moments.

Anna of IHOD said...

Its funny how when its the hardest to get to a commitment it ends up being the most rewarding!

Heather @ Life Made Lovely said...

what a treasure!!
i think you are so right...i want to live my life slowly enough so i can see all those moments He presents me with.

Jessica Johnson said...

what a sweet, sweet morning. so precious. love it!

stephanie said...

i have felt this way many a times on a sunday morning but i'm always so thankful when i actually get my lazy self out of bed and go! lol

Meredith said...

Awww...I love that! And how cool that you had that special time with just your girlies! : )

Lora said...

So sweet. ;)
I love when God puts things into perspective for us. Good for you for noticing.
Blessings,
In Him.

Megan said...

Yes! God is so good at noticing when we need that little extra encouragement from him :)

So glad you stopped by my blog :) I'm now your newest follower!

hannah singer said...

such a precious gift! happy for you, that you were sensitive enough to be aware of this surprise joy. love it! xo