I realized this morning just how closely she's watched me all these years.
She was helping her husband get ready for work. She made him breakfast and packed him a good lunch. She even found some items he had lost. All this within 25 minutes. Her husband was so grateful that he ran back upstairs a minute after he started the car just to give her a kiss.
Ruthie said it's a great feeling helping her husband succeed even if it's with something as small as getting him off to work in time. Then she texted me this:
"Thanks mom, but I have you to thank. You set the example all these years.
Little did I realize how much it impacted me!"
All these years of serving my husband were and are not in vain. My children were and are watching. I didn't realize those times when I kept my cool as my husband was scurrying around the house trying to find his keys or glasses would impact my children. But they were watching me. Especially my girls. Now that I look back, I'm so glad that I kept my mouth shut during those times when I wanted to lash out at my husband.
Sarah and I two years ago having fun.
Ruthie & I one year ago going to church.
Me and my girls in April of this year at Ruthie's bridal shower.
Mothers, please know that you're children are watching you, Especially your daughters. Don't dismiss the small things you do in your home while serving your family. Those small things can and will have the greatest impact.
This picture of Ruthie and Sarah was taken yesterday while we were baking.
I cherish these moments I spend with my girls.
Mothers please cherish every moment you spend with your children. Make an impact on them today so that they can impact the world tomorrow.