A Voice I Can’t Forget

October 26, 2012 in Faith that Shines,Five Minute Friday,lessons for moms

Words my child said that I cannot forgetMy climb-on-the-table toddler was safely strapped in her highchair exploring Cheerios. This girl pushed the constraints of time, trying to set records with her movement: crawling for two weeks and then taking her first steps at less than ten months. The stories she could tell at less than two would leave visitors speechless.

Moments when I could safely stop watching her were rare. I escaped up our climb on yours hands and knees-these-are-so-steep stairs. I forget what I needed but the insulation and construction of that finished half story blocked sound. When I descended Bird was crying with pieces of wet Cheerios stuck to the tears on her cheeks. When the hyperventilating stopped and a warm cloth had wiped off the O’s she looked at me and whimpered, “I hart boken.” Big serious eyes, red curls and cheeks stopped me from laughing as I marveled that my not-yet-two -year had picked up such a word.


“I no could find you.” Folded into a hug and reassurances she calmed down.

God’s melted those words and that little voice in my heart. I don’t remember much that I haven’t captured with pictures, but that scene from more than eight years ago is fresh. May you and I  seek God the way our children seek us.

Joyfully joining friends who love to write at Lisa-Jo’s today. Write because the words won’t stay inside for 5-minutes today and then join us today. The word? VOICE

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Jennifer October 26, 2012 at 11:12 am

Beautiful. Amen. Yes.


Katina October 26, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Wow! I imagine that it greives the Lord when we don’t seek Him like our children seek us. Just like our children, who are dependent on us for pretty much everything, we are dependent on our Heavenly Father. I think our adult selves trick us into thinking that if we get just one more thing done THEN we will seek Him. Great food for thought! Visiting from FMF!


pruningprincesses October 26, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Oh Katina, I definitely play this game. One more thing, one more errand, one more chapter, one more blog. Praying for us both that we seek him more fully. Thanks for stopping by.


denise October 26, 2012 at 4:12 pm



Nikki October 26, 2012 at 4:25 pm

oh my goodness…that makes my heart swell.

What a memory to cherish!

what an example to follow….


Joanna October 26, 2012 at 7:45 pm

So sweet Laura.


pruningprincesses October 26, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Thanks Jo-Jo. I love when you comment. It makes me feel connected.


Michelle October 27, 2012 at 2:30 am

So sweet:)


Kim@Co-Pilot Mom October 27, 2012 at 11:57 am

What a lovely story. Sometimes the things they say just go straight to the heart and stay there always, don’t they?


pruningprincesses October 28, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Kim, One of my favorite things about blogging is having this platform to capture those moments because for my brain, writing them down makes the memories stronger! Thanks for visiting.


thedoseofreality October 27, 2012 at 1:05 pm

So lovely and beautiful. 🙂


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