Friday, February 11, 2011

A conversation with my six year old...

It has been a GOOD week.  A week that you sit back and really see the life that God has given you.  So many times I am so busy going here, going there, doing this, doing that, that I don't get the chance to STOP and really look at how richly blessed I am.  While driving in the car the other day, Samuel asked me, "Mom, do you want to be rich someday?".... (Me, laughing, already knowing the answer in my head, instead replied with an answer I pray will stick with my son for life...) "Buddy, I already AM rich!"  He, being the realistic kid he is, of course replied~ "No you aren't?..." :)  Stopping for a moment to catch my breath, since I am a mom who tends to get choked up on the simplicities of life, answered, "God in all his infinite wisdom and love gave me YOU, gave me Serenity, gave me Katerbug, and gave me Daddy... I am more rich than I could ever hope to be." After I got done parking the car, Samuel jumps out and smiles sheepishly with his head turned to the side and his hands on his hips and gave me a look as if he wasn't quite satisfied with that answer (being a boy and all), and I'm sure ran off to capture another villian or conquer another castle... But I on the other hand just sat there in the car for quite some time thinking about our two minute conversation and something just STUCK.

I may not have the newest "Swagger Wagon" (that all of us young mom's dream of having...) :)
I may not have my yellow dream house with white trim, a picket fence and a wrap around porch (yet!)
I may have a car that its windshield wipers stay up when they are supposed to go down, and one that makes all sorts of strange noises whenever I have the music down low enough to hear...
I may not have it "all together", "organized", and "figured out"... And there may be days that I collapse into a corner because this life is HARD work, and being a mommy is a tough job and being a wife means constantly putting your own desires down and instead looking toward someone elses needs...

But even so.... I. am. rich!

I am constantly in awe of God's goodness and His love.  His grace and forgiveness.  His gentleness and His kindness... I don't deserve the gifts that He gives, (who is deserving!?), but I will continue to remind myself on the hard days, of all the He has done for me, and all that He has poured out upon my life.

And if the question ever comes up again if I want to be rich someday.... my answer will always remain the same,
                                                        "I already am."



5 comments:

Jen said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this. Brought tears to my eyes. Yes, we indeed are rich!!! Love you, my sister!!!

The O's said...

Such a simple truth that is so hard to remember sometimes in our very screwed up world! We ARE so richly blessed and so undeserving! What an awesome God we serve! =)

Grammie said...

Beautifully put, Beth! I am smiling and tearing up reading this and thinking about you and your life, and your children and husband, and about all of our family and how God has blessed us.

Elizabeth Cousins said...

:***) love this! what a great reminder! PS: i'd love a yellow house, with the wrap around porch too! and a swing ;)

Kristin said...

agreed agreed agreeed!!!!!!! Such simplicity. Thank you.