Thursday, April 17, 2008

Why me?

Every night when we do baths, one of my daughters always starts to cry, "Why me? Why me?" at the top of her lungs when I rinse out her hair. (Don't ask me...she must have heard it on a movie or something.) :) Anyway, it's her way of expressing that she really doesn't like what's going on. :)

Tonight, as shouts of "Why me?!?!?" rang through the air, I tried to console her (rather than laugh at her hilarious choice of phrases) by telling her that momma loves her, and is just trying to help her get cleaner.

"Why you? Because I love you, and I want you to be clean!" I always tell her that someday she'll understand and be glad that mom helped her have clean hair. :)

The thought then struck me that many of us are often tempted with thoughts of "why me?" when things happen that are difficult for us. If only we would stop and truly listen, I think we might hear our own loving Father consoling us, telling us that He is just helping us become a "cleaner," better person, and that someday, we will look back and be grateful for the proverbial hairwashing that helped us to become a little cleaner, and a little brighter ourselves.

"Why you? Because I love you, and I want you to be clean!"


kannie said...

It's so true!!! And it's so true that our special kiddos' little funny things teach us a lot!!! I was really moved by your post - thank you for sharing :-).

Tara and Dan Stewart said...

True dat!!! Hold on to this post- it would make a good parable for a lesson or talk.

My comment to Dan today was, "Woe is me!!!" (after I realized how much I was complaining about my bad "pregnancy" night of sleeping). It's so much easier to clearly view things after we take a step back. So, here's to better perspective and open eyes!