(Note from Kat: This is a post from monthly contributor Lara Williams. Enjoy!)
The time came — as it does every night — for me to prepare dinner. I found the countertops, buried under stray coloring pages and junk mail. My eyes felt worn from the day. My ears hurt from the loud. My yoga pants had peanut butter crusted near the knee. Not sure how it got there. And kids entangled around my legs. A typical night.
My four-year-old whined about needing…something. I told him that I couldn’t get it right then but that he could “help” me cook if he’d like. He agreed, so I lifted him onto a clear space of counter.
I cut the potatoes and broke the broccoli under his watchful stare. And then from out of nowhere he grabbed my face with both of his little hands, looked me square in the eyes and said, “You are so adorable. You are *so* adorable.”
I swiped the stray hairs from my face with the back of my hand and couldn’t contain my smile. And when he saw my flustered approval he grabbed my neck in a bear hug and began repeating it over and over while swaying me back and forth, “You are so adorable. You are so adorable. You are so adorable.”
I didn’t budge. I let him repeat himself because the words felt so good to my tired spirit. And I realized that I must have needed to hear that someone thinks I’m adorable.
I know it isn’t straight-forward Bible, but I think God grabbed my neck through my little guy’s arms that night. I think He looked me in the eyes, in spite of me and all my faults, and said over and over, “You are so adorable.”
And He says the same to you.
You as a mama, you as a wife, you as a friend, sister, and daughter, your God made you in all your cuteness. And He made you adorable. Even when our hair is wild (or our attitude wilder), He sings over us with love. True, He faithfully disciplines. Granted, suffering comes. But His grace and love stand as strong towers protecting His children.
So smile. *You* are so adorable.Leave a Comment