Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Some days have unexepected challenges- and then . . .

Some days are such a mish-mash of things you don't expect and others are precious beyond measure. And then there are those days that mix both.

I did not accomplish one thing I'd planned today. Not one thing. But I accomplished (with lots of unexpected help) many others.

It was busy, crazy and completely random. There were misunderstandings and phone calls to fix those mix-ups. Thank God for sincere and loving hearts.

Then there was the most incredible gift of all. My grandson's giggles. All else melted away. My husband, son and daughter-in-law were all completely entranced with me as I turned around. Why? For no known reason, he'd burst into fits of giggles. (He's almost 4 months old.)

So what do you think I did?

Yep, I kept turning around and around and around and ... you get it. He giggled, I spun as if I was Pavlov's dog. I think this went on for 15 minutes!

How do you turn a grown woman into a goof-ball? Sit a baby on grandpa's knee and have him giggle. None of us could stop laughing and neither could he.

What a gift! God knew when a day became too much to handle that he could just plop a little boy in the middle of all the world's troubles and bring adults into peace.

Wow! I just now realized as I wrote that how it is a great example of exactly what God did by sending his own son, Jesus. My grandson's giggles have shown me another aspect of Jesus. Our savior was once a little boy sent into this world to give us peace. What an amazing way for God to bring that home to me today.

Has a tiny moment like that ever happened to you?

PS Come visit sometime over at God uses broken vessels ;-)


  1. Angie - Your grandson is so adorable! I just want to hold and squeeze him!!!!! Beautiful Baby!

  2. How sweet! I know what you mean about how sometimes one sweet little interaction like that can change the way a day is going. It makes us slow down and appreciate the small (but most important) things in life. :)

  3. Awesome. It seems that kids often provoke such innocent laughter, doesn't it?

    Sure, you may not have accomplished what you'd planned to...but hey, God snuck in something bigger and better, right?

    He's got a way of doing that, doesn't he?

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. I call it "Baby Therapy." When your world has gone crazy, go find a toddler or baby and watch them smile. Somehow, the world becomes right again after hearing a child's laughter. The day I was diagnosed with breast cancer, we went to see our best friend's who had a 3-month old baby boy. As we shared the news of my diagnosis with our friends, I just held that baby in my arms, rocking and cooing at him. You know what, my news wasn't as scary at that moment. That baby boy was great therapy for me, in calming me during a very fearful day. God is good! :)

  5. I decided a long time ago that it's hard to be in a bad mood with smiling baby. They make everything else fade away.

  6. Oh you gals are push-overs and mushy hearts, just like me ;-) Thank you so much. Becky, you are right. I needed Baby Therapy :-D Such a great thing to call it. Thanks gals, all of you, for sharing and commenting.

  7. Becky and Lynn, thanks for stopping by!