My little girlies are safely tucked into bed, fast asleep; hubby is relaxing in front of the tellie which means that it's finally a little bit of "me time" for a few minutes. To keep me company I have the sweetest little pup in the whole wide world lovingly cuddling on my lap. Just look at my little Cosmo. Everything about him makes me smile. He is my little shadow. He even has the same ice crunching passion as me :0) He runs to the freezer and waits to share a block of ice with me on these hot Summer days. I am so amazed at the bond he has with us after 3 short weeks. He knows he "belongs" in every way.
I haven't been posting as much as I would like lately. As my last post suggested, it's been a bit of a whirl wind time. I am really having to learn how to manage my time wisely and what to say yes and no to. Sitting behind my computer to blog is always relaxing for me.
With a cup of coffee and a freshly baked cookie (yes, just 1!) who wouldn't be ready to share their heart? :0)
Today I have been thinking about the word "belong". Looking at my little puppy of 3 weeks, he already knows that he "belongs" in our family. He knows "whose" he is and that makes him feel accepted, celebrated and secure. On Sundays we meet for church in our home. As everybody arrived this Sunday, our little guy disappeared. We called and called and called but there was no sign of him. After searching in every room and around the garden, my handsomeness eventually found him hiding behind the shed. Having to "share" his family with so many people made him feel insecure.
Dealing with all the demands on my time and the busyness that seems to fill each day at the moment it got me wondering how my children or husband must feel when I am distracted from my first calling ... to be a wife and mother to my family ... to protect their sense of "belonging". This has really sobered me today. Even though I am constantly with and around them ... so often I am busy multi-tasking at the same time ;0) Anybody relate? It's got me thinking, in what ways can we as women make those around us feel secure in the fact that those close to us know that they belong and are celebrated. You don't have to be married or have children to practice this beautiful gift. Every single person has a desperate need to feel like they belong.
This week I want to explore this beautiful truth together. If you have any tips, ideas or thoughts to share PLEASE add your comment. I would love for us to learn from one another. "Love in Action" is all about the journey of expressing love in deed and not merely words. By finding ways to show people that they "belong" in our lives ... they will experience the true joy, peace and security that love brings. I can't wait to discover and "try out" new ways of showing that "belonging" to my loved ones!
All my love xxx