Teach Me

I was always told that you learn the most from children.

I learned something awesome from Keith.  I have been very impressed with that little guy.  The thing that impresses me the most is his love and willingness to forgive.  Sometimes he gets into trouble, like all little boys should.  Sometimes I yell at him.  I don't mean to, it just happens.  And then he starts to cry, and runs to me with open arms.  Me.  The person who was just yelling at him.  The person who just got him in trouble.  Me.  And he cries in my arms, snuggling as close as he can for the comfort from his favorite person.  That melts my heart.  I think of how often trials seem to drown us and how we sometimes turn our back on our Heavenly Father.  Watching Keith helps me through my trials.  I wish I had the words.  I wish I could be eloquent, but I cannot explain it.  I am just so humbled and grateful that I can learn so much from my dear child.  What a wonderful example that little guy is for me.
I wonder if garbage men realize that there are little boys, in the early morning light, all over the world, standing in their pajamas, in awe, watching the great big machinery do its job.  A happy dance ensues when the truck pulls up to their curb.  Or maybe it is just my boy.

Today Keith got a treat.  His grandparents picked hi up and took him to the fire station.  Unfortunately I didn't get to go, but from the pictures my mother took, he had a great time!


And who better to teach you to have fun than a child?


Noodle said…
I have learned more about Heavenly Fathers love for me threw my children than I have in any other way... The way I love and care for my kids and watch them learn and grow puts a whole new light on parental love that Heavenly Father has for us... As painful as it is to see my child fail I know that she must struggle with something to learn how it works... If I just do it for her she never learns... I think it is the same way and same love as our Heaven Father has for us...
Susan Anderson said…
My boys always loved the garbage truck, too. And the gardeners.

My grandsons, too! it must be a guy thing.

Lourie said…
Having children has shown me a glimpse of the kind of love our Father in Heaven has for us. It goes beyond my mortal ability to comprehend. But I never thought of us turning away instead of letting Him embrace us. That's a really good point. Thanks for sharing it.

PS My son loves trash day too!
Children teach us in so many different ways.

Growing up, my brothers loved watching the trash truck come by!
Emmy said…
Yes so ironic and wonderful at the same time. Children truly are amazing
Jenny said…
Ditto would I said a minute ago about babysitting. What an adorable little feller. I love the gargabe truck dance! Only our youngest Grand got excited over the big trucks. She would always want to sit on the front wall and wave to them as they went by.

Love the picture on the firetruck bumper.

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