I wasn't with my kids the majority of today. I went to work at the church for the most part and my mother-in-law came to stay with all four of my kiddos here at home.
I needed it -- the time away. This past weekend, with all the traveling and wedding stuff sure took it's toll on me and Lillie has been extra-specially clingy and mama lovey. While I love that in small doses, the all day-every day stuff begins to wear a person down.
I relished my time away today. I had a lot of time to just sit in my office or in my car and be alone -- being alone is so refreshing, and yet something that I don't take enough time out of my day to do.
When I got home Isaiah told me something that Avery said today that just melted my heart. Isaiah said that Avery had been sent to his room to be alone and rest. Avery doesn't take many naps anymore, mostly he just relaxes for a bit. Isaiah said that he and grandma went in to check on him and he was just sitting quietly by himself on his bed. They asked him, "What are you doing Avery?" Avery answered, "I'm listening to God." They were taken aback by his answer so they asked him, "Oh, what is God saying to you." and Avery replied, "He say, I love you Avery."
Isn't that awesome. We should learn a lot from that little boy. How often do we need to just sit quietly and listen for Him... and you know what - He will say the very same thing to you that He was saying to my little Avery.