It’s time for “Five Minute Friday” over on Katemotaung’s blog, “Heading Home”! Set the timer, write for five minutes, and post! Today’s word prompt: “Same”
Kids love repetition – have you ever noticed that?
When my daughter and her little family moved from their home just a month ago, Sawyer, my grandson (aka “Tiny Tornado”) kept asking for “home?”
My heart went out to him – and them.
They built that little home with tender loving care three years ago right after they married.
Now, they were saying goodbye to the only home they’d ever known.
Sawyer now has come to call my house “home”. “Gigi’s house” is now “home”.
When they move again in a few weeks, he will have to adjust all over again.
It won’t be the same for him.
When he sees two toys alike, he picks them up gleefully and says, “TWO OF ‘EM!!”
He just LOVES things that are the same.
Every morning when I eat my honey nut cheerios, he hops up on my lap and says, “milk, too”.
Because mama gives him dry cheerios, but they pale in comparison to Gigi’s cheerios.
Last Tuesday morning my husband and I left on a trip to Florida.
I came downstairs all ready to go, without my usual morning hair sticking up all over the place and my same ratty robe.
“We’re leaving, Sawyer!”
He hopped down off the couch, clothed in his footie pajamas, with a big, worried frown on his adorable little face and said, “No, Gigi, no bye-bye!”
He wanted his same cheerios and milk time with Gigi.
I like same-ness too.
I’m still missing my kids not all being under one roof.
When I’m not looking, here they come, the waves of grief, washing over me like the ocean I’ve been viewing this week.
“My time with them was so short, Lord. I didn’t realize it would end so quickly.”
But it did. Just like Sawyer, I want things to stay the same.
I don’t want it to go bye-bye.
But there are new things God has planned for those who love Him, to those who are the called according to His plan!
Sawyer is getting a new house.
I am getting a new life in the world of ministering through writing.
And Paul says, our joys here don’t even compare to what’s to come.
It won’t be the same in heaven.
It’ll be better.
“The Spirit of God whets our appetite by giving us a taste of what’s ahead. He puts a little of heaven in our hearts so that we’ll never settle for less.” ~2Corinthians 5:5
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