These Hands... from painted nails to folded laundry
These hands belong to a girl
who likes to paint her fingernails...
One day while watching me clean the house she asked,
"What are you about to do now mommy?"
My inner Martha answered without even turning to look at her...
wash the dishes
and fold the laundry that is on the bed
She disappeared for a while, and all was quiet
I didn't think much of it because I thought she had gone to paint her fingernails... again
Moments later she came back and said, "All finished, come see"
I didn't know what she was talking about, but followed her upstairs to find...
small piles of freshly laundered clothes
and sitting nicely
on the bed
She said, "I folded the towels too, and put them in the hall closet. Now after dinner, you can just sit down with me."
I marvel at how this nine-year old-child is already learning to balance her inner Mary/Martha
Yep, these hands belong to
a girl who likes to paint fingernails...
and help fold laundry
And my prayer is that God continuously...
and always holds