Bear with me, this post is completely random and full of thoughts I felt I needed to write down…
Life right now is just plain crazy! I know most of you feel that way. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas “normal” life ceases to exist and we are all tossed into the crazy pace and schedule of the holidays. Don’t get me wrong, I love the holidays. Especially with three little ones at home. They are so excited about Santa, their elf, and all the Christmas lights and decorations outside, it is definitely a magical time of the year. We are trying to incorporate more Jesus into the season this year. We are reading an advent devotional every morning before school. We are talking about the real reason we celebrate Christmas. I am trying to make them more aware of the needs around us and how Christmas offers us a great opportunity to help those around us that don’t have as much and really need things.
While I have enjoyed doing all these things with my family, I do feel as if my heart has been very heavy this holiday season so far. I don’t really know that I can explain why. I think I just see SO much need out there. All these children that need a home, food, love, and clean water. All those that are struggling with their health and wondering if this is their last Christmas. So many people that have experienced such a huge loss in their life over the last few months. There just seems to be so much sadness. And yet I feel so incredibly blessed. Blessed that I have three healthy, happy, loved boys. Blessed that I may see my baby girl’s face SOON. Blessed to be close to family. Blessed to have good health. Maybe it is because of these blessings, that I have felt called more than ever in my life to make a difference.
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:39-40
There are so many different ways that we can act out this verse. But make no mistake, it is a commandment. God tells us to care for those around us – to take care of those that don’t have food, those that don’t have any where to go, those who are in prison. And this takes me back to my Molly Kate. While I completely recognize that we are not all necessarily called to adopt an orphan, I do think we are all called to do our part to take care “of the least of these.” It may look different for all of us but we do need to make sure we are doing our part.
I am praying that I see my sweet girl’s face soon. I am praying that this time next year I am brushing one more set of teeth, bathing one more child, and tucking another one in for the night. While life is crazy, it is not too crazy for one more.