My original plan this morning was not to share this picture of Lil' Tony's lego table, but to share with you a game we recently played. (Which I will share with you eventually)
It all started this morning, I didn't turn on Tony's light when walking into his room, my mistake! I stepped on not one but what felt like a hundred lego's. I would love to tell you that I smiled and politely told him he'll need to clean up his room after school. That is what I would like to tell you, but the truth is I was upset. Have you been here? And in my angry voice I told him that P-pa made him this wonderful lego table and it is for his lego's....the floor on the other hand....well that is for walking on with no lego's on it. That was when I saw in his eye's hurt and then I thought....grace. Why do I sometimes lack it when it is needed most? Why do I react before I think? And then I remember....
He will not crush the weakest reed or put out a flickering candle. Isaiah 42:3
Oh, why can't I be more like our heavenly father? I take a deep breath and ask Lil Tony to tell me why his lego's are all over the floor. One simple word "why" and it gives him the opportunity to explain.....
Lil Tony tell me....last night the girls (his two sister's) and I were playing lego's together and we each have built our own village. You know Maddie (13yrs) doesn't hardly ever play lego's any more with me and I wanted to save it. I wanted to play again tonight with them.
With his sisters.
Tears in his eyes. "I miss playing lego's with Maddie."
I have learned the secret of being happy at any time in everything that happens. Philippians 4:12
And it goes back to my post "The little Things" because in the end does a clean room really matter? My grandmother entered heaven on Dec 1, 2010 and I am glad for the little things....it is what matters! Did I tell you her name is Grace.