Thursday, March 22, 2012

Lessons From a Toddler

My daughters and their daughters have been here this week for Spring Break. It has been a lot of fun. The youngest granddaughter is 15 months old. She is a non-stop dynamo; the "Energizer Bunny" and "The Roadrunner" all in one, with a little bit of "sugar and spice and everything nice" thrown in.

I had forgotten what it's like to be the mother of a child that age. That's why God gives babies to young women and why He made it physically impossible for women my age to have babies. She wore me out, she wore us all out, but she never wore out.

My daughter has to constantly hover over her because she thinks she can leap off the top steps, put small and sharp objects in her mouth, and stick interesting things into electrical outlets. She doesn't yet know fear, or safety, or that her way isn't best.

It reminded me of how God takes care of us. He is concerned about the smallest details of our everyday life and He protects us from countless dangers that we don't even know about. We think our way is best so He has to teach us differently. We hurt ourselves over and over until we learn the lesson that His way is the best way. Praise God that He is patient, kind, and loving towards us, like a mother is towards her little toddler.

"Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you", I Peter 5:7. NLT

"Fear of the Lord leads to life, bringing security and protection from harm", Proverbs 19:23. NLT


  1. All so true. Ah, to be young and carefree. She's adorable. Glad you shared and glad you stopped by, Peggy.
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    Love and blessings.

  2. she is a sweetie!

    I am also thankful for the Perfect Parent!

  3. Adorable picture Peggy, thank you for sharing. Blessings.

  4. I was hoping that I won't have thousands od comments here as I've been having trouble doing so...since yesterday.
    I was just saying how adorable your grandchild is! What infectious smiles!
    Aren't we stubborn sometimes? Not heeding His Word of advice when His is the best but we insist on what we want. When we want...Praying you're feeling better & be healed completely!

  5. I know so well how toddlers zap energy out of you! So grateful also for the Lord's care. Left to myself would be disaster.