Monday, August 25, 2008

A Kind Heart

An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.
Proverbs 12:25

It has been a little while since I posted, so I have several new stories to share. Last week, Austin and I went to the refrigerator to choose some juice for his "after nap drink." I always let him step up on the fridge and show me his drink of choice. Today, as he stepped up, his foot slipped knocking the bottom section of the refrigerator off the frame.

I sat down on the floor and tried and tried to fix the refrigerator. I probably spent 15 minutes sitting on the floor in pure frustration with my lack of handy-woman skills.

Finally, I decided that I would just need to take a picture to send to my mom (the queen of fix-it) so that she could tell me what to do!

As I sat there on the floor, Austin drank his juice and just watched me. I became so frustrated with myself and finally said, "Why can't I figure this out?!!!"
Austin took both his hands and put them on my cheeks - holding my face in his two year old hands. He said, "No mom, I do it" and then he picked up the broken piece and tried his best to fix the refrigerator for me. It was so pure, so tender, so precious to see Austin show such sensitivity. I just sat back and watched him try to fix the refrigerator for me, and as I just sat back, I noticed some writing on the broken piece - and suddenly, it dawned on me, I had been putting the piece on UPSIDE DOWN! Austin did fix our refrigerator that day. His act of compassion caused me to sit back and look at the problem with new eyes - eyes that could finally see the solution to the problem.

1 comment:

Becky said...

what an awesome story emily!!! i'm so thankful to read your blog and see how God is still teaching His people because i know often my blinders are up to Him moving in my own life...thank you for sharing that sweet story about your sweet him!!!!