The house was finally put back together after a 13 day visit with my son and his family. On the last night they were here, my husband and son did the dishes. I watched them as they joked and laughed, my husband washing and my son Matt putting away. It was a warm familiar moment reminding me of days long ago.
A week after they had left, I was looking for my large baking dish. Opening one cupboard after another until I opened the one where I found every baking dish, bowl, pan and pot stacked! Matt had put all of them in one cupboard!
Years ago I would have been upset saying, “Why can’t they put things away where they belong!” But not this time! This messy cupboard was a reminder my son had been home and this messy cupboard some how made me feel a part of him was still here … safe, happy, laughing with his Dad – a snapshot of a beautiful and blessed moment. I wanted to savor that moment and to this day I cannot bring myself to straighten up that cupboard. Every time I open it, I see my son.
Ladies enjoy the messy moments life can bring. Make a tent in the front room, play games, have fun! I promise you there will come a time when the house is clean and put together and trust me you too will long for those memories that fill a mother’s heart.
“Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward.” Psalms 127:5
From my heart to yours,