Little Ears

I hope all of you had a very Happy Thanksgiving holiday! We were blessed to have our grandson, Aiden, with us for several days before his parents showed up. We had a great time! We decorated the Christmas tree, and he played outside. I didn’t get many blogs written because it’s a little hard to “think,” when you’re sharing a recliner with a wiggly six year old! But, this week was “Aiden/Gammy Time,” and I wouldn’t have traded it for the world. I am constantly amazed at how he is changing as he is growing up. This time, it was evident that he is learning to read. I had written my Thanksgiving menu on the white board on the refrigerator, and he knew that it said “pie.” He wanted to make sure that it was going to be “pumpkin!” We will not be able to “spell” around him much longer, for he is beginning to “sound” words out! He was constantly talking and moving, but he was also listening and being influenced by what he saw. Last night as they were driving home, they drove by a house that was “glowing” with Christmas lights. Aiden pointed it out and said, “They must have switched to Geico! They can afford all those decorations and pay for the lights!” Oh my, that boy! Little ears – they were listening!

We, as adults must realize that others are watching us – when we know it and when we don’t know it. They are looking to see how we react to good times and difficult times. Do we fall apart when hard times come? Will our actions lead someone closer or farther away from God? Even when we think that no one is paying attention to what we do, Someone is watching, for the Lord sees all. He knows our thoughts, our words, and our actions. One day we will give an account for the life that we lived and the decisions that we made here on earth.

May you live your life in such a way that others will see Christ living in you – for we are all simply blessed, Courtney

2 thoughts on “Little Ears

  1. We’ve all heard the phrase “Little pitchers have big ears.” They soak in any and everything and one can tell young Master Aiden has been listening. Those little wheels are always turning and along the path of growing up things click and fit together more and more. This brings to mind a point my Aunt Ellouise told me about:

    The Little Chap Who Follows Me!
    Author: James Gibbon

    A careful man I want to be;
    A little fellow follows me.
    I do not dare to go astray
    For fear he’ll go the self same way.

    I cannot once escape his eyes,
    Whate’er he sees me do, he tries.
    Like me he says he’s going to be;
    The little chap who follows me.

    He thinks that I’m so very fine,
    Believes in every word of mine.
    The base in me he must not see;
    The little chap who follows me.

    I must remember as I go
    Through summer’s sun and winter’s snow,
    I’m building for the years to be;
    The little chap who follows me.
    Author: James Gibbon

    May we always remember little eyes watch and little ears hear.

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