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Aug 31

Friend Friday with A Little R & R

Today one of the first sisters I chatted with about blogging is sharing in my corner! I am so blessed to have her here today! Be sure to stop by A Little R & R and say hello to a dear sister!

 

We have our own little game.  He climbs up three stairs, turns around and jumps down one-by-one.  I get down on his two-year-old level and cheer like he’s won the Olympics.  I stretch out my arms and he comes running for a big bear hug.  Most of the time.

I’ll admit to a twinge of disappointment when he doesn’t.  Because few things in this world are as precious as when my son comes running up to me with his arms stretched wide wanting to give his mommy a big hug.

I’ll bet it’s the same way with our Heavenly Father.  Daily He stretches His arms out to us waiting for us to come running to Him.  To spend time with Him.  To talk with Him, share our burdens, and learn from Him.  I imagine He feels that same twinge of disappointment when we just turn around and go about our day, doing what we do – doing what has to get done…

…when we turn around and chat on Facebook…

…turn around and write our blog post for the day…

…turn around and answer those dozens of emails piling up in our inbox…

and leave Him standing there just waiting for next time.

This analogy filled my heart with sorrow as I was reminded of the times I have done this.  Knowing how my mommy heart longs for those precious moments with my son, and knowing how often I have considered other things more important than being with my Heavenly Father.

Have you left Him waiting, too?  Has He been waiting long?

Maybe today – right now – would be a good time to spend some time with your Heavenly Father.  Let Him embrace you, open your heart to Him, let Him instruct you, comfort you, and ease your burdened heart.  Let us leave Him waiting no longer.

Because nothings in this world is as precious to Him as when His sons and daughters come running up to Him with arms stretched wide!!

 

Rosilind Jukić is an American living in Croatia married to a Bosnian.  She is author of A Little R & R, where she blogs her deep thoughts, recipes, about living chemical-free, her family, her boys and whatever else comes to mind. She is a musician who dabbles in photography with her point-and-shoot, and serves in church as a translator, administrator and children’s ministry coordinator.

 

 

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  1. Mary Beth

    Precious analogy. I can definitely relate to loving those big hugs from the little one.
    Mary Beth recently posted..Five Minute Friday: ChangeMy Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Yes, the hugs are the best! Blessings friend!

    2. Rosilind

      They are the best, aren’t they!!! I live for those precious hugs!!!
      Rosilind recently posted..Rooms and Color SchemesMy Profile

  2. Diane

    Beautifully written. Thanks for posting those thoughts…
    found you on the Friday blog hop
    Diane
    Treasuring Grace
    ATA GIrls
    Foster Parent Rescue

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Isn’t it? Thank you for stoppin by! Blessings!

    2. Rosilind

      I am so thankful that Misty invited me to share!! It was an honor!
      Rosilind recently posted..Rooms and Color SchemesMy Profile

      1. simplyhelpinghim

        I’m thankful that you were willing 😉 I love having guests! 🙂

  3. Becky

    Rosilind, yes…I have done that so many times. I know it hurts our Father’s heart. It makes me so thankful for His grace!!

    You know what? I’m pretty positive I know your sis, Bonnie:) I went to college with her in Dallas, TX!

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      That is really cool that you know her sis! 🙂 Thanks for stoppin by! Blessings!

    2. Rosilind

      Oh my word! Becky – you are right!! My sister is Bonnie and we both attended college in Dallas!!! What a SMALL world!!! We are both in Croatia now. She is a blogger, too.
      Rosilind recently posted..Rooms and Color SchemesMy Profile

    3. Rosilind

      I thought I had responded to this…oops! Yes, you are 100% right!!! My sister is Bonnie and we studied in Dallas, TX!! What a small world! I am so glad you found me here.
      Rosilind recently posted..Arms Stretched WideMy Profile

  4. Angie B

    Hi, Nice to meet you! Thought you had a link up, or blog hop….found your link in blog hop 🙂 I invite you to check my blog and link up 🙂 remain blessed
    Angie B recently posted..1st Womanhood With Purpose LINK-UPMy Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Hi! Welcome! I do have a link up, but it is on Wednesdays 😉 I linked up with you today and I added it to my Friday weekly Link Up Doc! 🙂 Blessings!

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