Mom I made a new club at school today. It’s called the Heart Club. Oh really? And what exactly is your mission? I ask. She responds in the sweetest little 6 year old-nugget of a voice. “We sprinkle kindness on the playground.” All at once, I cry and smoosh her with kisses. I mean, ya’ll! I can’t! Is this for real?
I sit in the front seat of my car with my 5th grader. We are dropping off a beautiful young women that our family is falling in love with. I drop my head in defeat and cry. I’m burdened. I’m wondering if she will eat before school the next morning. My very cool, very capable 5th grader chimes in quietly. She says… “Yeah, but mom what your doin right now is really cool.” I want to smoosh her with kisses too but this is totally not an option. She doesn’t realize with her few quick words that she is God’s cheerleader.
Sometimes God wraps wisdom in small packages. In these moments, I have no doubt that He speaks words of encouragement through their seemingly little words.
The heart change in my home is blowing my mind people! I see it changing in a glorious way. This! This is my hearts desire for the one’s I hold nearest to me. I see HIM moving.
A year ago today a swirly, whirly ache moved in the pit of my stomach. I knew we, my family was on a path that sickened me. I/we weren’t doing enough. I knew He was calling me to move, to live outside of myself, to get uncomfortable, to be over exerted. I knew that if that ache stewed in my pit, peace would not reveal itself. I am grateful for His stirring. I am grateful for His growing peace. It's being watered like a new garden. And it's growing in His time.
I am grateful for His wisdom showing up in small packages. I am grateful for the burden that He lays on my heart. I am grateful that He trusts me with this burden.
And as I send my littles on their way for a new day this morning, I am reminded that the work is never finished…as she complains about her warm breakfast, freshly cut fruit, and that I have not purchased her spring pictures promptly enough? (helpless emoji) God’s ability to insert humility in my life is both annoying and amazing!
I send encouragement to you today as you may have something stirring. The stirring, the call to action is His will for your life. Surrendering to it is like drinking milk and honey my friends, oh so sweet.