When I was cleaning up, I wondered how old my kiddos will be when their crumbs won’t cover the table and floor.
I can get so frustrated with the messes, but as I vacuumed, it hit me that if I had the spotless table and floors, it would mean I wasn’t gathering around the table with my kids.
Because this is the thing – those crumbs mean I have a house full of kids, laughter, noise, chaos, arguing, and joy.
I’ll take that any day over spotless “perfection”.
I sure am grateful for the messes because it means I have this family I love.
The why behind all we do reminds me of this quote by Mother Teresa:
“Wash the plate not because it’s dirty nor because you’re told to wash it, but because you love the person who will use it next.” Mother Teresa
Even cleaning up the crumbs is a way to love those closest to us. ❤️
“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18