Monday, January 19, 2009

Little Things


It was a lively scene as we sat around the table Saturday evening. A family prayer, laughter, and good food. Good food cooked by Verne. We had lazed around for most of the afternoon, working on a puzzle, and enjoying one another's company. I didn't feel like cooking, and Verne popped up and volunteered.

I've noticed little things lately. Little things that are actually big things, to me.

I sweep the house, and my husband grabs a cookie, dropping crumbs as he goes. I give him "the look", and insist that he get a plate to eat over.

He cleans and sweeps his van, and I bring my crochet along for the ride. I leave snips of yarn by my seat, and he never says a word.

As we ate heartily, and complimented Verne on his cooking, he looked so pleased. We were having such a good time, and we laughed so hard that I had to leave the table. And while I was in the bathroom, recovering from the laughter, the laughter turned to tears. Tears of joy. It was then that I dropped to my knees and thanked the Lord for my family, for providing for us so well, for bringing us together.


12 comments:

the voice of melody said...

How wonderful that this fun time with your loved ones brought you to a place of such gratitude towards the Lord who gives us so abundantly. Thank you for sharing this piece of your heart.

Tina ♥ said...

A lovely post, straight from the heart. Praise the Lord indeed for our dear families. :)

Tracy said...

There is nothing more precious than a family living and laughing along life's journey together.

amy said...

How very sweet. Thanks for sharing.

~~Deby said...

Do you know, being empty nesters now, we have even more of these kinds of tender moments...oh they are precious and I am so thankful for such SHEER JOY of being loved by someone(s) and how God created us for this, what a gift....such a good post.
Deby

lady jane said...

I found myself nodding my head in agreement while reading through your post, Tracy.

Bless you. :o)

Momma Roar said...

Beautiful Tracy!!

Abounding Treasures said...

This is beautiful ~ thanks for sharing :o)

Blessings to your household!!

Michele said...

A beautiful post Tracy! Thank you for the reminder. I was especially moved by this part:

I sweep the house, and my husband grabs a cookie, dropping crumbs as he goes. I give him "the look", and insist that he get a plate to eat over.

He cleans and sweeps his van, and I bring my crochet along for the ride. I leave snips of yarn by my seat, and he never says a word.

Jodi said...

A family that walks together with God is a truly a precious thing. The love, the laughter, the tenderness. I love the phrase Deby used ... sheer joy. Indeed! Lovely post!

Terri said...

Tracy, that is so sweet. What a wonderful post!

Angi said...

**tears** I so often take my HWH for granted. God has truly blessed me with a great family - far better than I ever dreamed it would be!