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July 2, 2013

Handprints on Purpose

You may remember my post - from some months ago - about being a list person and then my follow-up post about how well my daily checklist was working. As our moving day approached, I found myself concerned with how I was going to take on more space, more rooms, more, more, more. I was excited about our new house, but I was apprehensive about all that I would need to do - on a daily basis - to keep things clean and in order. I felt I was going to need multiple daily lists as well as multiple cups of coffee in order to tackle my daily responsibilities. This worry consumed my thoughts for months leading up to our move. However, God knows my personality and He also knows how much I struggle with worry; and soon after we moved, He gave me a very special gift that took away my worry eased my worry and gave me some much-needed perspective.

The gift was this handprint...

I love this handprint...It belongs to my boy. The very week we moved in to the new house, Caleb B. graced one of the study doors with his little hand and left behind this gift.

As soon as I spotted it, it was as if God was saying, "I am going to give you everything you need to be the home maker that I have designed you to be. Don't stress over the smudges (and huge messes) that might be left behind at the end of the day. This house is a home for the people you love. Put them first; enjoy the blessing that they are in your life; and I will help you take care of the messes later."

Would you think I was crazy if I told you that I have still not wiped away this handprint? It is my little reminder...So if you come over to my house and see handprints here and there, some of them might have just been left there on purpose.

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