Thursday, June 30

through the eyes of the child

my boys teach me so much about life. so much about grace. every single day.

a couple months back brody started to say MY mom and MY dad in conversation, rather than just dad and mom. he looked at me with big, wide eyes as my husband was working on putting together the new swing set, and he said, "that's MY dad, mom!!" i smiled and quickly thought about the pride I take in my Heavenly Father. do i shout it from the rooftops that He is mine and i am His?

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foster relies on me for so much. he comes to me just as he is; snotty nose, tired and teething. and i love him because of it. he wants to be held and wants to know that i am there. do i remember enough to go to my Father even when my sinful heart gets in the way? do i go to Him to be with Him and just know that He is?

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they see the beauty in the little things. they watch the sunset in awe and count the stars. they chase the butterflies and could splash for hours. they absorb and learn so much about the people and places surrounding them.

they do life so well.

and when i hear myself saying that we are supposed to share, be kind, obey, etc, because Jesus says so, and Brody nods, I wonder what it would be like if I was always that quick to understand because Jesus says so that's why.

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today i am thankful. thankful for everything the Lord is teaching me through the eyes of a child.

22 comments:

  1. such a great post lady.
    i want to believe with their trust.

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  2. yesss. love this. they teach us so much.

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  3. This blog entry speaks to my heart. My daughter is almost 20 months and I feel the exact same way. Girl, I think it only gets better too!

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  4. Love this post, Danielle. We truly can learn so much from our little ones. They have such innocent and faithful hearts. :-)

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  5. great post. i learn so much from mine as well. they are so ready to learn. ready to love. i should be the same!!! super reminder.

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  6. well said. its amazing what you can learn through the eyes of children. i think we sometimes forget...i know atleast i do, and when i look at my daughter and how she views the world she puts it all back into perspective.

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  7. love this. simplistic and full of faith...like a child. <3 <3 <3

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  8. Beautiful analogies! (and pictures-as always) Thanks for the reminder to come to Him as I am :)

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  9. love you friend! your heart is just beautiful :)

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  10. What a beautiful post! I really love reading your blog.

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  11. Oh I just LOVED this post!! And your boys are so precious!
    I believe this is what the Lord means when He says we are to be humble like a child. Could we be any sweeter, trusting, and loving than an innocent babe? I think not! I am definitely going to TRY to be better each day!

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  12. isn't it awesome the way God uses every part of our lives to show us Himself? marriage, parenthood, creation. you're dead on! thanks for sharing, girly.

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  13. Great post! Thank you for the awesome reminder:)

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  14. Beautiful post! My husband and I were just talking about this while playing with our 2 year old. Thanks for the reminder.

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  15. your thankfulness warmed my heart this morning. :)

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  16. great post! and your blog is looking awesome!!

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  17. SO true! your boys are just DARLING!

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  18. what a beautiful post.
    so true.
    to be more like a child.
    childlike faith.
    that's where it's at.
    i'm in.
    Andee
    P.S. Looking forward to meeting you at blog sugar!

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  19. This is an awesome reminder of the need to hear and learn from children.

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