Today is a super busy day on the blog! I am guest posting over at Loving Our Journey for the Faithfully Parenting Link-Up. Be sure to jump over and read about encouraging your toddler to “help” in daily tasks. While you are there, link up your most recent post about parenting! Also be sure to scroll down past my Five Minute Friday post to read my final post from Compassion Blog Month–a letter written from the perspective of my sponsor child. Hard to write!
Also, if you are headed to Allume, don’t forget to RSVP for the FMF Meet-Up! It’s gonna be a blast: Details here!
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..
I see the word “grasp” and immediately I think of those tiny chubby little hands that grasped my fingers. Oh so tiny. He’s growing now and grasping lots of things: toys, the dog’s tail, books. He’s grasping concepts too: he repeats words after me, feed himself, knows what the potty is for. It’s mind blowing how fast things change and how much he really grasps.
I know as he grows he will continue to grasp more and more. Both good and bad. He will realize the ugly truth about this world–that it’s fallen and sin stained and people hurt each other. But I pray he also grasps the good–how much he’s loved, the joy in laughter, the warmth of a hug.
I know I’m going to want to protect him from the hard things–shelter him and keep him close under my mother hen feathers. I also know–way deep down in my gut–that it’s the hard things that draw us to Christ. Only when I truly understand the depth of my sin and it’s depravity can I bask in the greatness of my Savior and His love in it’s fullness. I know this little man of mine who grasps my hand as we walk each day he has to have a grasp of his own sin–so he can know–truly know–the love of His heavenly Father and salvation which comes through His only Son.
Dear Lord, let it be. And let it be soon.