Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A happy heart

Several days ago, I was doing my usual getting-ready-in-the-morning routine when I heard little Luke cooing, letting me know he was ready to get up. I walked in his room and peered over his crib and saw him with a big smile on his face and laughing. I was getting ready to pick him up when I looked closer and realized he was still sound asleep! I stood there for another moment and he let out another giggle, then rolled over and went back to sleep. It was adorable, really, but it got me thinking....hmmmm.....I can't remember the last time I slept like that! Really, I can't remember a time when I woke up smiling or Larry told me I was laughing in my sleep. Nope, never happened. And then I got to thinking, well, why is that? Often in the morning I feel like I hit the ground running. I am on a mission with a big to-do list! But not little Luke-really the only things he has to worry about are eating, sleeping, getting diaper changes, and having momma love on him. If there's a bill that needs to be paid, groceries that need to be bought, or appointments that need to be made, doesn't really matter to him. I,on the other hand, have so many things I HAVE to do and worry about-I just never seem to get to the end of that list. I guess sometimes I'm just so burdened down with all the things that have to be done that I forget to take time to just stop and enjoy the precious moments with my family and all the blessings the Lord has given me! I can often be too serious for my own good (or anybody elses!) and need to practice slowing down and listening to the Lord! I strive to have that childlike faith that Jesus tells us to have-not worrying or fretting, but trusting in Him and being full of joy. I thank the Lord that he gave me my precious little Luke to remind me of that. :-)


  1. This was so encouraging! Thanks!

  2. Luke IS precious! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Great post! And a good reminder to enjoy life! Good to catch up over here - loved the list of your favorites! We definitely think alike! Happy Friday!