I am always inspired by what I see (and often don't see) and the correlations God chooses to reveal. Like the mysteries of all I invest as a mother and wife and the wonder of 'do they really listen', 'does it really make a difference'?
It does... in those unseen places of our children's/husband's hearts. The spots only seen when God chooses to reveal a vista of their hearts and bless me with signs of his planting of a particular message.
This past week and a half we have traveled thousands of miles and seen many wonders across this great country. But the greatest wonder, perhaps, has been the blessing of love and patience and relationship our family has enjoyed among each other. Crammed in a small van for 10-12 hours straight, six days in a row, we have lived in peace... a glimpse of those vistas in their actions and hearts... the reward of blessing in knowing, yes, they hear. Whether me or Him... they hear and I love Him all the more.
Don't loose heart, my dear friends, as you ask your son for the one-hundredth time to put his puzzle away or plead with your daughter to keep to the pureness of her heart. Don't loose heart when you take a cup of coffee to your husband with little acknowledgement or reward. They hear, they see. In the hidden places of their hearts, God stores up your love with His love and the days DO come when the vistas will be breath-taking.