Friday, March 30, 2012
The Gift of obedience
With a slight green ring in the middle of his precious blue eyes he stares at me and says, "Mom, I love you from here to the moon." He prays, "Dear Jesus, please Jesus, bless mom and dad so they don't get sick like brother and me this week." He is only four. I am in awe.
I was asked, no told to give up my job of teaching 9 years. I squirmed. I wiggled. I didn't want to. I like teaching other people's elementary aged children. I liked where I worked and whom I worked with and this would be hard to give up. I have never been the one who wanted to be a stay at home mom. I always worked. It was my priority and choice. An area I needed to give up control and give to God.
In my reluctant obedience I did. Oh, what a gift.
As I unwrap this present each day I discover a different gift inside: Bonding with my children, changes in my parenting, realizing what needs to be addressed, being able to love and support hubby the way God calls me to...to the way my sweet hubby deserves.
I am enjoying my gift. Thank you, Lord.
Posted by Dionne at 7:49 AM