Friday, October 10, 2008

An honor

This morning my oldest son gave me a gift. His gift was a brand new perspective. I was trying to settle my husband into a comfortable position with a heating pad, getting my son ready for speech therapy, dry my hair, and make breakfast. With an air of desperation I said, "Could you please go and get the baby out of the crib and help her to the breakfast table?" His response was, "Mommy, it would be an honor."
He had never used this phrase before and it stuck with me. My sweet boy opened my eyes to the truth that should undergird my day. This is an honor. Every single bit of it. And through this one little statement, God gave me a grateful heart. And thankfulness always gives birth to joy.
Psalm 5:11
"But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you."


Anonymous said...

Hey! I love your new look over here. And your new profile picture is so cute!

This post is wonderful - if only I could keep that perspective, too. I want to, I really do.

Paula said...

That is precious. God has great ways of teaching us...if we are willing.

Sweet boy.

Jennifer said...

What a sweet way to begin the day!

Bloom Where You Are Planted said...

Sweet words spoken from a beautiful heart!

Your precious Jay Bird never ceases to amaze me! And it helps that he sees Jesus modeled from you and your husband every day (even when you don't feel as though you have).

Luke said...

Excellent reminder.

Isn't it amazing how so few words can have such a profound effect on us and our attitudes? Thanks for sharing!