Friday, May 20, 2011
Let Us Oft Speak Kind Words
One night I felt very overworked and under-appreciated. I'd been cleaning/organizing all day while caring for my (demanding) children.
While making dinner with my fussy 3 month old on my hip the utter exhaustion that only a sleep deprived mom of young children knows hit me and I was spent - emotionally and physically.
I had made a resolution to not complain anymore about anything. Complaining doesn't help. So I was keeping my mouth shut and wishing someone would offer a hand or notice my hard work or something!
While standing at the stove, in walked my mother-in-law, who as a kindergarten teacher that had just taken her students to the zoo in the rain, had also had a very long day. She put her arm around me and whispered "Do you know you're worth your weight in gold?" and gave me a little squeeze.
Wow. Just a few simple words and everything changed. My attitude improved, my exhaustion dissipated, and I felt loved and appreciated - by both my mother-in-law and a loving Heavenly Father who knew exactly what I needed to hear and sent someone to say it.
I was left alone in the kitchen to finish dinner, my heart was full, and my eyes wet.
Something so simple made a huge impact.
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Posted by Barb at 9:28 AM