Insight into Absentee Heavenly Mother
Most Sundays my husband helps our kids get ready for church. Our three little boys, ages 2, 4, and 7 each need more than a little assistance with finding church clothes and shoes as well as donning these items.
Last Sunday I watched in slight irritation as my 7 year old lay on the floor while his dad jammed his size 1 feet into his shoes. I rolled my eyes and said, “Honey, he can put on his own shoes.” In my mind, the child was capable of accomplishing the job unaided (even our 2 year old can put on his own shoes) and there were clearly more important tasks to attend to.
But, my husband is incredibly patient and tuned in to our kids and is willing to give them the extra help that I don’t think they need.
It was at this moment that I thought of our Heavenly Parents.
Perhaps Heavenly Mother up there watching us thinking, “My husband sure does baby those kids. They’re big enough to put their own shoes on.”
I’m not sure that I like this idea, but it was struck me as potentially applicable in the moment.
What do you think?