Monday, June 24, 2013

Big love, small packages

Her children rise up and call her blessed... Proverbs 31:28 (ESV)

After reading Gloria Furman's book Glimpses of Grace (see my review here), I'm trying to be more intentional about seeing God's grace in my daily life and making the most of every opportunity to exalt the gospel in my home.

One area I'm working on is paying attention to the details of my kids' lives. When you're home all day every day with your kids, sometimes it's easy to assume, ignore, or even miss those incredible moments of love and appreciation they show and then feel unloved and under-appreciated when you have a bad day. Sometimes, big love comes in small packages. So this all happened in one day:

My pre-teen daughter tells me about the boy she likes.
My creative 7 year old sent me on a treasure hunt to find secret messages- a tiny slip of paper that said "I love you"
My 6 year old grabbed my face with his chubby little hands just to look into my eyes.
My 3 year old picked the fuzzies off her wool blanket and brought them to me, "I have fuzzy for you, Mommy!"

Thank you Lord for my children that love, trust, and honor me - what a blessing they are and worth investing my time in. Help me remember that, especially when we're having a rough day.


  1. Very cool. What a neat snippet of your life and may the Lord bless you for recognizing all these little moments. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  2. Taryn, I love that quote...sometimes big love comes in small packages. Thank you for the inspiration to open my eyes!