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Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Chronicles of Biscuit - "Did You Forget You Had Kids?"

The Chronicles of Biscuit: Stories about our youngest son, Tyler, whose nickname is Biscuit.

After working over four hours on a belated Christmas dinner Tuesday, cleaning up the some of the kitchen, and trying to get pictures from Disney World uploaded, I sat down on the bench at the dining room table and was talking to my husband about something.  All of a sudden Biscuit said, "Mom, did you forget you had kids?"

I was surprised at his question, but looked at him and realized that I had been on the go from the time he had gotten home from school until then.  He was missing me just being with him.  I asked him if he wanted to rock for a while and he said yes.  We rocked and talked about how some days are just busier than others and that, no, I hadn't forgot that he was my child....or that any of his three siblings were my children either.  But, occasionally, some of the things I do as a mother, are things that I may be "doing" for my family, but may actually be taking me away from "being" with them (Ex. the Christmas dinner that evening).

We continued talking about how life has changed and that he's not the little boy who needed me all of the time like he once was.  I teased him and asked if he always remember that he had a mom.  He said he did, but sometimes he acts like he doesn't!

Let's think about God for a moment.  As a child of God, do we ever question God and say, "Do you remember that you have children?"  I pray we don't, but I'm afraid we may act like that sometimes - as if we don't truly believe that God will do what He promises He will do.  Sometimes we have doubt.  Sometimes we have fear.

Now, think about God as our Heavenly Father.  Do you think He ever looks at His children and says, "Do you remember that you have a Father?"  I'm sure the answer to this question is yes.  Many times we, as His children, act as though we're not His children.  Occasionally we act as if we're living this life all on our own and without a higher authority who can give us strength, wisdom, and unconditional love.  And, sadly, sometimes we're so busy "doing" for Him, we may not actually be taking the time to "be" with Him.

Biscuit was reassured that I knew he and his siblings were my children.  We can be assured that God is and always will be our Heavenly Father.  He knows who His children are, as a shepherd knows his sheep.

Thank you, God, for knowing us - for remembering us - and for never, ever forgetting us!

"I am the good shepherd. I know My own sheep, and they know Me." John 10:14
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