I am thankful for all the little interruptions throughout my day. Even as I was preparing to sit down and write this blog, I have been “interrupted” several times. It’s pretty early in the morning, and I envisioned having a block of time to myself to drink my coffee, pray, read a little in the Bible, and write about thankfulness.
Alas… Even now, I am not alone. I have a little blonde-haired cutie snuggled up beside me. And I am ever-so-thankful for this opportunity to love her.
You see, I am easily distracted. When I am working on a task, I prefer to focus on it… And when it is going well, and I feel like I am getting a lot accomplished, I don’t want to stop to do something else. And I definitely don’t want to be interrupted. (That is my natural tendency anyway.) Probably because when interruptions come, I do get distracted it is difficult for me to focus on what I was doing in the first place in order to finish it. I’d like to at least get to a good stopping point.
God’s grace is teaching me and covering me in this area of my life. One day while I was contemplating this phenomenon (probably in the kitchen trying to tame the mess and provide food for my family), Holy Spirit whispered to me, “Every interruption is an opportunity to love on your kids.”
Loving on my kids… Truly, this is the most important job I have. I want them to know above all else that they are loved! That they are cherished and celebrated. I never want to be too busy to offer a kind word (instead of an irritated quip) or a tender hug (instead of letting the moment slip away yet again).
Resting in His grace today, I am thankful for every interruption that comes my way. Because every interruption is an opportunity to accomplish the most important task on my plate – loving my children. They are truly my treasures.
This all-important task may not be on my to-do list, but it is written between every line, and it has been written on the heart of every mother by the One Who loved us first. So today, let us be thankful for every opportunity we have to share our lives with the precious ones He has entrusted to us, whether the moment is intentional or spontaneous.
Tell us how you have taken the opportunity to love on your kids in the midst of your busy day. We’d love to hear your story in a comment below!