Small things that we say (and do) can have a huge impact on other families in ways that we may never know.
When I was pregnant with my first child, 12 years ago, our friend Amy, who was the wife of my husband’s co-worker, gave me great advice: “I work at a demanding job and I train for marathons, my days are pretty hectic, but I make sure that I keep the ingredients for chocolate chip cookies on hand.” Whether it was a school bake sale emergency, a play date going sour, or a teenager having a rotten day, homemade chocolate chip cookies took just a few minutes and could lift the mood in her household.
We have followed this advice and keep the freezer stocked with a huge bag of TollHouse chips.
Today, think about one small thing that an older mother told you that has stuck and helped you as a mom. Share it below. Say a quick prayer of thanksgiving for that woman today, whether you still know her or not. I thank God for Amy and I hope that He continues blessing her family.
By the way, when we were newlyweds, and a little bit terrified and embarrassed to be announcing our first pregnancy, Amy’s husband said something quite wonderful and positive to my husband, at a time when we really needed support, and I remain grateful for that small moment, too.