Out Of The Mouths Of Babes: A Meaningful Message

Out Of The Mouths Of Babes: A Meaningful Message
Out Of The Mouths Of Babes: A Meaningful Message

Out Of The Mouths Of Babes: A Meaningful Message

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I had a good old-fashioned slap in the face today.

From my five year old daughter.

The transition from being employed outside the home to being self-employed has been smooth for the most part. But today proved to be one of those days where everything was testing me. In ways that were emotional, financial and professional.

The morning started off odd, with me pouring coffee beans directly into the French press instead of into the grinder. And then the microwave beeped and I looked into the cupboard for my newly cooked food, not understanding why it wasn’t there. My daughter was two seconds away from missing the bus and then later I poured myself a refreshing glass of hot water instead of cold.

So there was that.

But then…

The French press broke. This was my back-up coffee maker, because my Ninja died the week before!

Then I went to ship my first Etsy order and shipping was far more than what I expected. As a self-employed individual, unexpected costs are extremely stressful.

As I got back into the car after shipping off my item, I noticed that the radio screen was completely black. I tried turning it on, nothing. Turned the car back off and on again. Nothing. It was just dead.

Suffice it to say, I was at my wits end. All of these things individually would have been annoying, but all of them together were just too much to handle.

I drove along, sans music, to pick up my daughter from school. After she got in the car and we started driving home, my husband called. I told him all of my woes, including the latest one regarding the car stereo. I had an air of annoyance in my voice and self-pity in my heart as I talked to him.

After I ended the conversation and got off the phone, my little girl piped up in the back.

“Mommy, why isn’t the radio working?”

“I don’t know Sweetie.”

“But how will we listen to songs in the car?”

“I’m not sure.”

“I guess we will just listen when we are in daddy’s car!”

Huh. Yeah. I guess we will. Out of the mouths of babes.

This, to me, was the equivalent of someone grabbing my face with both of their hands and saying: “Are these things really that important to cause you to be THIS upset?”

God was sending me a message through my sweet little girl.

I was sitting there, sulking at the things going on and it really wasn’t that big of a deal in the grand scheme of things. Things could be so much worse than what they are.

Yeah, the coffee pot broke. Life will go on. At least I have the ability to acquire another.

It sucks that shipping was high, but guess what? I learned from it. Now I know.

And my radio? Yeah, that’s highly inconvenient. You know what else is? A car accident. I’ll take the broken radio over a car accident any day.

Nothing is typically as big as it seems.

In the heat of the moment things can get emotional, but when you really assess the situation you often find that your feelings were really the most chaotic component. Everything else is fixable and/or liveable.

And this wasn’t the first time this little girl did this. When she was born, she failed her first hearing test while we were still in the hospital. My oldest son looked at me with concern and said: “What will we do if she’s deaf?”

I looked at my brand new, beautiful baby that was in my arms. And right then, I felt no worry or stress. I turned to my son and said: “We would learn sign language”.

It was just as simple as that. Deafness is not a death sentence. It’s not the end of the world. It just requires an alteration to your current lifestyle.

And her perfect and sweet presence told me all of that on that day. Without a word, she was able to relay that to me then. And again now, but verbally.

Out Of The Mouths Of Babes: A Meaningful Message

I’m grateful that I was given the wake up call that I was. Because of it, I was able to see the silver linings of the events that took place today. And as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, this serves as a great reminder of what we all need to know. Blessings come in many shapes and forms, and not all of them are perfectly packaged. Some may come with hidden meaning or present as an obstacle. Whether or not they immediately show as positive or negative, they need to be approached equally. Every moment offers a chance to learn and reflect, and that is something that should never be forgotten.


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