The shared cup of tea in the midst of a busy day.
A note I received years ago
at a difficult time in my life
I cherish that pink hued paper covered with care and kindness
The sound of ‘I love you Mommy’ any time I hear it.
Golden words that bless my sometimes weary heart.
Yes, when all is said and done,
It’s the simple things.
Lord help me to learn this well
So that I’m not confused in the midst of all that glitters;
all those new toys.
Years ago when she was 5 I took Noelle to Disney World.
She had seen the commercials from time to time
and I had always said, “One day”.
Well our one day came.
Oh how excited we both were as we landed at the Orlando airport
Rode the shuttle to the place where we would stay for a few short days.
She danced and giggled as we walked to our room
but upon seeing the pool
that big, gorgeous pool
with the slide coming out of the dragon’s mouth
she tugged on my hand
“Can we go in the pool?”
“Yes, we will go but first there’s things to do, places to see.”
And so our time was spent over at the theme park
going from one ride to the next
But always we came back to rest and go to the pool.
It was the highlight of our trip.
Such a simple thing
But looking back if we had spent all of our time at that pool
my five year old would have been ecstatic.
Life seems to be a lot like that.
People say you need this
to go here or there
But looking back it is those simple moments that linger in your thoughts
When will I ever learn?
I don’t have to travel around the world
Or go on an expensive cruise
I don’t need this or that.
No, nice as those things are
my heart’s desire is close at hand,
I long to make special moments with those I love
I yearn to be faithful in the big things but also in the little ones.
I hunger to drink from His Waters
and feast on His Bread
and in the midst of a busy life to spend myself wisely.
Because it all passes oh so quickly.
When all is said and done
It’s those simple things that matter that most.
‘Inasmuch as you have done it unto the least of these my brethren you have done it unto me’.