Write From The Past

Last evening, I was browsing some old articles I’d written online. I came across an article I’d wrote a few years back.

Bell and I have been butting heads this week, a lot, and work has been like a soap opera, to say the least. So when I read this:

“Sleeping bags are laid out inside and I huddle myself between them. Their eyes droop low before our story book is finished, and when I turn to tuck them in, I am amazed by their creation. A drawing on their castle wall brings tears. My daughter spelled out my name beside a bouquet of daisies.”

it made the day so much better.

You can read the rest of the article here entitled How To Build an Indoor Fort.

I believe Bell was in kindergarten when I wrote this. It’s those sweet moments when our children surprise us with their kind actions that really inspire us and touch our hearts. I was reminded again today, as the security guard at the bus stop told me how much Bell giving her a Valentine Card ment to her. It was the only Valentine Card she’d received.

As I sit here about to go back and revise another chapter of my manuscript, I think about how easy it would be for us to go back in our lives and revise the past. But there is a reason we can’t. And a reason we shouldnt’ regret. God has already written the next chapter, if we go back and revise what he has written, then we change the ending, change His purpose for us, and might miss going back and reading those small, sweet moments, in the past that held meaning to us.

“My daughter wrote out my name beside a bouquet of daisies.”

What little thing has your child done, that you think back upon today and it still touches your heart?


Daughter of a dairy farmer, this crafty mom has a heart for all things handmade. When she's not writing or crafting, you can find her creating memories with her family.

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