Saturday, May 2, 2009

Hands in the Socks

I love this picture of Sophia with her hands in her socks. She is into the phase of her life where she is trying to put her own clothes on – that is hard work, pants, socks, shoes, we’ve seen some funny attempts, bless her!

She was working so hard on getting those socks on her feet, but when the toes don’t go in the holes as easy as the hands – it was simpler for her to just put the socks on her hands. To watch her was fun – and she was so happy with them on her hands, busy dusting my cupboards and spinning about – it just made me smile.

Then, as I pondered these pictures later, it made me aware that there are times I need some socks on my hands too. Sometimes we are so busy trying to put a square peg into a round hole – we just need to take an easier road and lighten up our load. I’ve had some loads here this last while and still do – my brother with brain cancer isn’t getting “better,” a church situation has created a wound that will take some time to heal, my burdens are like everyone’s out there….but I don’t’ want to dwell on them and be negative, that won’t help me….there are always burdens around us and in the world. I do need to “steam” in them for awhile so I can find my true healing and move on. I don’t like to say “forgiven” and still hold a grudge – I’m better to admit I’m mad and process it – because I do come out to the other side, and it feels much better when I know my forgiveness is TRUE (but that is a whole blog in itself!).

So, for now I’ll find a way to put the socks on my hands and move on. God tells us he is there for us, to call on him, he can give us peace. When we allow him to put the socks on our hands, we can keep going. So…..I’m going to do that.

My favorite church benediction from the “Priestly Blessing” Numbers 6:24-26 (I love this!)
24 " ' "The LORD bless you and keep you; 25 the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; 26 the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace." '


beckymc said...

Val, I love the picture of Sophie with the socks on her hands and I also love your perspective. There are times when we should just put our socks on our hands and take the easy rode. Thank you for sharing.

angelonwheels said...

I relate a great deal to your post. I'm glad God waits for us, and accepts us where we are!

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