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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Big Mud Puddles and Sunny Yellow Dandelions

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I thought that I would share this "little read" with you... to get me back into the groove of clicking the keyboard.  It's good to be back.  It's been a long week. HUGE Thanks to my awesome hubby for being so techy and getting me back online. So, did you miss me as much as I've missed you??  I have so much to catch up on with ya'll. ;)

Big Mud Puddles and Sunny Yellow Dandelions
Author Unknown - Taken from the latest MOPS Newsletter

When I look at a patch of dandelions, I see a bunch of weeds that are going to take over my yard. 
My kids see flowers for Mom and blowing the white fluff that you can wish on.

When I look at an old drunk and he smiles at me, I see a smelly, dirty person who probably wants my money and I look away.
My kids see someone smiling at them and they smile back.

When I hear music I love, I know I can't carry a tune and don't have much rhythm so I sit self-consciously and listen.
My kids feel the beat and move to it.  They sing out the words.  If they don't know them, they make up their own.

When I feel wind on my face, I brace myself against it.  I feel it messing up my hair and pulling be back when I walk. 
My kids close their eyes, spread their arms and fly with it until they fall to the ground laughing.

When I pray, I say thee and thou and grant me this or give me that.
My kids say, "Hi God!" Thanks for my toys and my friends. Please keep the bad dreams away tonight".

When I see a mud puddle I step around it.  I see muddy shoes and dirty carpets.
My kids sit in it.  They see dams to build, rivers to cross, and worms to play with.

Just something to think about.

I wonder if we are given kids to teach or to learn from?
No wonder God loves the little children!
Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.


I'm glad I found this little read.  I found it to be so encouraging... especially in just thinking about the different perspective that our kids bring our way.


  1. Wow, a good little read indeed!!!! So true - I need to meditate on this and live it!!! Glad you are back Bevy!!! :)

  2. YEAH!!!! Glad you're back! Thank you for posting this..... as we are "finishing" our list for the year, I ind the list to be bigger than the life going on around us. Our kids have been seeing things like rabbits and cloud formations. Thanks for the reminder!

  3. Welcome back Bevy!! Thank you for today's post~~it's beautiful. I can still see my little guys (now big guys) walking across the backyard with daisies in their hands and putting them behind their backs when they'd get near the house so they could surprise me with them. Oh, now I need to get a tissue!! Thanks for the memories. ;-)

  4. Yep! This is a good one! I'm so glad you shared it.

    I didn't even realize you weren't blogging this past week. I lost my internet and so have been away for almost a week, too.

    Hope all is well!


  5. Glad to see you're back. :)
    Kids do see things differently than we do, that's for sure!

  6. Oh, I hope we don't stop learning from the innocence of a child.

    "Some see the puddles and others see the splash."

    (thanks for all your thoughts and prayers)

  7. Yes,I'm so glad you shared it, because I've enjoyed it too:)


    I've been going through "ponderling" withdrawals;)

    So, I've missed you tons my dear, and I'm sooo happy you are back!


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