Isn’t it amazing how babies notice the tiniest details? I am continually amazed by the things that captivate my little guy. A piece of fuzz in the bathtub holds his utmost attention. The steam wafting up from a pot makes him giggle with delight. His fingers and toes are objects of pure wonder.
I don’t know about you, but every once in a while I start to get bogged down by all the everyday things I must do to keep my little one clothed, clean, fed and healthy. It’s not that I don’t enjoy being a mommy, because I do, but sometimes I want to hear out loud that all this means something. That my job is important not just in the future but right now as I wipe up goop and poop and try to still the cries when I feel like crying.
Listen, my job–your job–as a mommy or daddy is COSMICALLY significant. Right now.
Me and the little one that I rock in my arms tonight–we are loved. Oh, how we are loved. Like the old song goes, “how deep the Father’s love for us, how vast beyond all measure…”
And I am the conduit that He has given this little one to see, to know, to feel that love. What worth, what treasure! Love that allows me to joy in all the glorious details with my precious son, to take a step back and breathe.
We are His details.
These moments in time are part of His masterpiece.
Now that is significance.
Krista Brand Fogt is currently learning what it means to be an artist while being a full-time mama. She has a BA in fine art with concentrations in printmaking and ceramics. Krista enjoys walks in the forest with her husband, daniel, and their happy baby boy, calder. You can often find them all in the kitchen together cooking up something delectable. You can learn more about her and her work by visiting her website at wayfarerhouse.wordpress.com.