Join us at Kate’s this week for Five Minute Friday! This week’s topic is “Hold.” Here goes:
This week has been crazy hectic. I mean, with four kids, every week is crazy and most are hectic, but this week? It’s been a hard one. in the middle of it, my smallest child came to me, arms up, and said:
“I wanna be hold.”
And, she was not taking no for an answer.
So, we sat in the midst of the mayhem, cuddled up and comfortable, and let the world go right on spinning while she was “hold” to her heart’s content.
And, I had to fight the frenzy. I had to ignore the inner to-do list that kept calling my name.
Because of all the things that got done that day, the holding was the most precious and the most lasting and probably the most important.
The dishes were dirty again in an hour.
The rug looked as if I’d never vacuumed even before my husband got home.
Dinner was mediocre at best.
But, my baby knows I will hold her. I will stop for her. I will cherish my time with her.
And, I find myself going to my Father just like she came to me.
“I wanna be hold.”
And, he does. He keeps the world spinning, but he still holds me close. He sees everyone on earth, yet he looks on me with love.
And, in the middle of life’s madness, the holding is important. It is precious.
Visiting from FMF! Whenever I find those sweet moments amongst the chaos… That’s when it’s all worth it. Thank you for sharing your heart with us! Beautifully written 🙂
Kate Motaung says
Oh, *this* is precious! So refreshing to read about how you’ve realigned your priorities and paused to bless this sweet little soul. Good for you. Keep going! 🙂 (When my girlie was little, she used to put her arms up and say, “Hold it?” when she wanted to be held. 🙂 How I miss those days!) 😉
Awww…I have a precious 8 year old that loves to “hug” ..those days go by so quickly I take advantage of them. Messy houses, mediocre dinners, etc. are all worth it.