Thursday, August 16, 2007

Undeserved Fruit

With her pretty green eyes more serious than most children of her age, the seven-year-old young lady listened as her Mother explained the situation. Mommy's baby was trying to come out, but it was still too early. So, Mommy needed to be very still and rest a lot to make sure that the baby's lungs developed enough to breathe on her own.

The precocious little woman listened intently, indicated that she understood, then went on about her day. That evening, after dinner, she got up from her seat and proceeded to clear the table as was her usual chore. But then she carried her little stool next to the kitchen sink and proceeded to do the job that was normally left for Mommy. She washed the dishes for the very first time. Afterwards, she commented that she really liked washing the dishes and that she wanted to do it every night. And so she has.

God is so gracious to bless our feeble efforts at parenthood.


  1. How wonderful to have a willing little helper. and how proud she must be to be able to lift a burden from you. Fruit, indeed!

  2. What a sweet thing, to be blessed with little helpers! Praying you have a safe remainder of your pregnancy and a healthy little one. We just had our fifth little girl two days ago, so I'm resting in bed linking to a few random blogs!

  3. What a precious little one. You're already teaching her to be a mommy, to realize how special a new baby is. I've been on total bedrest so I can understand how difficult it is to let those dishes (and a hundred other things that need to be done) go. Blessings,

  4. Oh my, that is so precious. I almost started crying. What a sweet thing for her to do.

  5. Now that is TOO sweet, Kendra!
    HOpe your c-section and delivery goes well in a few weeks!