An Invaluable Moment
There have been a handful of times in my life when God has allowed me to see things with a bit more clarity; taking away a layer of earthly muck you might say. It would be easy to say its just a "realization" or a "greater appreciation" but I know that my God has given me these moments to allow me a little glimpse of how He sees things.
Driving home Thursday afternoon from playgroup was one of those times. As I merged onto the freeway, sticky from the afternoon heat, the air conditioning blasting and Eli nodding off in the back seat it hit me...this is my job! As this amazing peace and joy washed over the whole car I had this incredible feeling of gratefulness that God allows me to spend my days with Eli, in all his craziness, watching him grow, discover, play, laugh, love...the list never ends. At that moment I was reminded that there is nothing more valuable on this earth than God's blessings and its all too easy to get caught in life's dizzying pace and not even recognize them. How sad that our God created us, wants only the best for us, and then gets pushed aside day after day by none other than us.
If I could have stopped time and just sat there enjoying my sleepy little monkey, hair sweaty, face dirty and blankie hanging out of his mouth as his head bobbed, I would have gladly done so for hours. I have the best job in the world and I am so humble that God assigned me the task of taking care of one of his most precious creations!