Sunday, January 23, 2011

Little Hugs

Life is kind of rough right now.  I feel a little guilty even saying that, knowing that there are people in the world who don't even have clean water to drink.  I mean, really.  Who am I to complain about my life being "kind of rough" when people are dying from dirty water?? 

The point of this post, however, isn't to complain.  And it isn't to solicit sympathy for my "kind of rough" life.  It's really to say that I am amazed by the little blessings that God gives to me when I am exhausted and at my wits end and just plain done.

Little things.  Things that wouldn't matter to anyone else.  Things that most people would probably say are just coincidence, but I know they are little hugs from God.  Moments when I almost literally feel his arms around me telling me "You can do this, Laura.  Don't give up."

Moments like:

  • AJ playing a practical joke on me that is actually funny and makes me laugh.
  • Megan eating her toast without complaining for once.
  • Melody waking up exactly when I was ready to nurse her.
  • Kaybelle leaving her ponytail in for more than 5 minutes.
  • Drew giving me a good laugh when he came to me with his pants hanging down to his knees because the kid is just so skinny. 

Little blessings.  Little hugs from the One whose hugs matter most.  And I know I can keep on going...with His strength sustaining me.

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