Oh, when you just wake up to find your child is soaked, you have to peel all the covers off the bed and send them to the laundry, send your kid to the shower, send their clothes in the laundry and send your morning in chaos. It's tough.
Oh, those morning are tough. I don't know if it's cause I live in a 2 story house and the laundry is downstairs in the garage, or if it's because I've piled up the beds with so many blankets, but when wetting happens, I feel a load on my shoulders.
I've learned by trial and definitely by error, to not let the heavy work load so bright and early in the morning discourage my child and ruin my day.
Just looking at the poor little soul standing in their soaked garments is enough to turn my heart soft on the issue. Yes, the piles of laundry beckoning out to me, have to wait. I've learned to let it sit there long enough to comfort my little one and get them clean.
Isn't that true in life, what we allow ourselves to focus on is so important or non important.
As moms we are challenged daily with evaluating situations.
What's more important at the moment, the mess or the one trying to make you a picture?
The spill or the one trying to pour you some water.
The bed wetting or the little one who had no control over this issue?
Allowing our minds to see beyond the immediate chaos to the heart of our children will help us not over react in circumstances.
Guard your tone to Guard your child's heart and self worth.
There have been times, plenty of times, that I feel myself getting upset at the little annoyances of extra work, but all in all, the greater issue is my child's emotional well being.
So I guess what I am trying to say is, Focus on the most important thing: the child's heart.
Floors get dirty, glasses of milk are spilled, toys lay across the room, and beds are soiled; it's all part of it.
Let me just pull you back out to get a grand scheme of things.
One day there won't be dirty floors, spilled milk, and toys thrown everywhere. One day they will be doing all that in their own houses. So learn to cherish these annoyances for you have it in your power to be the example of how to respond to them. Laughter or Sorrow.
I am not perfect here but I am challenging myself to laugh more at these things, for they just don't last too long.
So next time the spill happens or bed wetting, my your first reaction be to kiss the little one on the head as you run for the paper towels. LOL
Moms we set the tone in our home.
May the Lord help us all to do better and keep our children's heart in the forefront of our minds.
Lord may we be a generation of mother's that show grace and love and kindness and that really guard our little ones hearts.