Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Life with Littles

What would life be without little people? I'm so thankful we aren't all grown-up automatically. Kiddos have the best life, I think. They are young + innocent + so clueless sometimes, but so sweet + sincere in their love + trust.

I love the little people in my life. I'm not a mama yet, but just because I'm not doesn't mean I'm going to miss out on making a difference in the lives of the littles that God has placed in my life during this season. Did you know that there's always room in a little child's love cup for just a little more love? A few more smiles, a few more games, a few more laughs? There's always a little person you can find to invest in + pour more love into their little life.

It makes me sad whenever I stop + realize that my siblings are almost all grown up. There are still three that aren't teenagers but even they are getting to be so grown up + independent. Our family is no longer identified by the constant diapers + bibs + sippy cups + nap times. But even though we don't have it anymore in our family, there are lots of other families out there that are ten years behind us + in the thick of all that comes with having a house full of littles. And spending time with families like these just blesses my heart, every time.

How people choose to intentionally cut children out of their lives, blows my mind. Why in the world would someone not want a house full of God's blessings?

Children are not a distraction from more important work.
They are the most important work.
C.S. Lewis

Love on the little people in your life today! 
-Chels

26 comments:

  1. My husband and I have only one daughter. We were never able to have anymore children. Our Lord knows best, yes, but I still have sadness and guilt about that all the time. She's our treasure and we can't imagine life without her! Truly, children are blessings. :)

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  2. I love this post and especially the C.S. Lewis quote at the end! ;-)

    ~Rebekah for Calico Sisters

    calicoclodhoppers.blogspot.com

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  3. Some of my family and I are planning to come to your program here in MS. :) :)

    --Ash

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  4. My husband and I have five little ones ages four and under, busy and blessed! :) I enjoyed reading this post, so true!

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    1. bless your hearts! that is awesome! Do you have any twins?

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    2. Nope, no twins! :) Their ages are: 4,3,2,1 and 5 weeks old. :) We do get asked the twin question a lot, :), also the standard "are they all yours!?" Just about every time we are out, Lol! :):)

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    3. you are so BLESSED!! that is awesome! your kiddos are going to have so much fun when they are all teenagers together! (I speak from experience-me & the four siblings just younger than me were born in six years and we are very close and have the best of times together now as adults =))

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  5. I read this earlier today and was going to comment...but little bro #4 came in and told me "Rachael, I'm hunguwy:) And I thought that it would be better to spend time with littles rather than on a post about spending time with littles=) Thanks for the sweet reminder! And the lil' guy in the picture is adorable, by the way:)

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    1. Aww...thats so sweet! You are such an awesome sister to those little sibs of yours!

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  6. Is this taken before they moved? Or did you go visit?? Liz

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    1. We saw them last week when we sang in the town they moved to, Cape Coral. So special!!! Loved it!

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  7. I feel the same way! I have soon-to-be five younger sibs under the age of 7 and I love them! When people ask me if I like having them in my life, I tell them, "I wouldn't be me without them!" It's crazy! =)

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  8. How true! Little ones are some of the greatest blessings in my life. They always know what to say to cheer you up on a tough day, how to make you laugh, and they love to help! I love cooking with my siblings and some days there can be two or three of them crowding around wanting to help! Little ones are such a blessing! Thank you for this reminder, Chesly!
    Continuing to keep you all in my prayers!
    ~ Morgan Roth Psalm 127:3

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  9. Haha.. Just WAIT until you get a nephew (or niece..I doubt it's very different)!!
    Greatest thing E.V.E.R! And I mean EVER!

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    1. yes, I'm looking forward to those days hopefully coming up! =)

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  10. Kids are great! So full of life and energy. It's amazing how just one can wear you out Lol. Can only imagine how much caffeine someone with 10 or 15 must consumed just to keep up with them lol
    -Todd

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