There are times in this motherhood race where taking time to cherish anything seems foolish. The favorite tea cup will be broken, the new rug will be stained, the sleep you thought you would get tonight will be interrupted.
So I let it all go. I live with ruined and stained and sleepless and I choose my family.
We learn to live with one another’s imperfections and brokenness.
We stop trying to make it about the things and instead make it about the ones God has told us HE cherishes.
God didn’t choose new rugs as His cherished, personal treasure (Deut. 7) – He chose us.
You and me.
Despite the fact that we ruin it all and bring nothing to the table.
Because He loves us.
So when my sleep is interrupted (again), or I have to clean up the mess (again), I pray this week for eyes to see the beauty behind it all. The little girl given to us by grace who brings joy and chaos and laughter. The amazing husband, best friend, who delights in his family and serves us through food and snuggles.
I will choose to cherish what God cherishes.
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