I often wonder if the little things really do matter. Don’t you?
Have you ever taken the time to think about the little things you do as a parent, as a daughter, as a wife, or as a friend? Do you ever wonder if it’s really making a difference?
You may never know and maybe you will. But let me tell you, they DO make a difference.
Since Mazy was born, the rocking chair in her room has been rocked well. I mean this thing is usually rocked in multiple times a day, whether it be during the night, during the day reading books, trying to get Mazy to go back to sleep during a nap, or as Mazy rocks in it during her time out. It gets used a LOT.
One night, as I was holding Mazy while watching her favorite show before bedtime, in her sweet little eyes looked up at me and her high-pitched voice gently says…
I started to cry.
Since Mazy was born, not only have we worn that chair in, but we have sung countless songs in that chair to our sweet Mazy. The first song in the every-night chorus being, Amazing Grace.
When that sweet little voice asked me to “rockie, sing,” I knew that time with her was not in vain. Especially she now finishes the sentences of Amazing Grace with me. As I stared at her beautiful face, tears streamed as I realized not only was that chair a place we spent a lot of time in, it became a comfort to her. Singing brought her that peace she desperately wanted at the end of the day. It was in singing to her, that she found the calmness she knew she needed to fall asleep.
I can just hear the critics – she should be able to fall asleep on her own. And she can. But let me tell you, when you hear your sweet daughter say “rockie, sing…” yes it could be a stalling tactic, but this mama’s heart melted as we sung together…
Amazing Grace, How Sweet The Sound
Don’t ever underestimate what you are doing. It’s the little things that may be making the biggest difference.