"Look, Mommy!" Shiloh shouted with his hands up in the air. "It's raining leaves!" It was a breezy fall day. Absorbed in her list of outdoor fall chores to do, Mommy didn't even notice the beautiful brown, yellow, and orange drizzle all around us. Shiloh was beaming with eyes wide with wonder. The bright sunlight bounced off the falling leaves, making the air glisten.
Mommy wondered what other beautiful blessings she was missing out on by not noticing the simple seasonal changes all around. "Maybe, I need to be a kid again to appreciate it all," she thought. So, she turned on her camera to capture this season's moment through the eyes, ears, and hands of her children. This is what she saw through them.
Jesus said in Matthew 18:3, "Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven" (NKJV). Sometimes, mommy-hood seems like endless messes to clean up and a long list of chores that still need to be done. But, God showed me through (uncomfortable!) mud puddles, raining leaves, simple tools, and little kids that He sees those messes as meals enjoyed, new discoveries made, and evidences of fun and laughter. Put that rake down and experience the miracle of raining leaves.