The Most Important Work

“Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.” – Dr. John Trainer

I was making cinnamon swirl banana bread for an Advent event we’re going to later with some friends when Judah woke up early from his nap. I had barely begun the baking process and I had two options: to give him some sort of distraction so I could just finish what I was doing or include him in the process. I chose to include him and asked him to “help” me bake the banana bread. It was so much more fun than I expected! He helped me scoop ingredients and listened when I told him what to do or explained what was happening. He even found a stick of butter and took a bite out of it before offering me a bite. He is so funny! A much sweeter memory than sitting him in front of Winnie the Pooh with a snack or handing him a basket of toys and working in the kitchen by myself. I am so thankful that God uses this little boy to teach me lessons in grace, patience, slowing down, and embracing imperfection.

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