Little caregiver.

After lunch today, I started a pot of coffee and Roger went out on the little green porch to enjoy the beautiful weather while he waited for a cup. Malin loves to fix her daddy a cup of coffee. (Which is ironic, because that’s something that I love to do for him too. But I guess there’s no one I’d rather share the pleasure with than my daughter.) She was outside chattering to him, and then she came in and asked me secretively, “Mom, is there anything I can comfort him with while he waits for his coffee?”

I don’t know if “comfort” was really the word she was wanting or not, but it was sweet. And that’s Malin for you. She loves to take care of people. When Shaun & Wendy were here Monday morning for our weekly meeting, she wanted to fix a cup of coffee for Shaun and carry it to him instead of him having to get it himself. Several times this week I’ve seen her get a drink for Lily and then hold the cup for her as she drinks.

Our ladies group spent a couple of months studying Spiritual Gifts, and ever since, I’ve been more aware of specific strengths that I see in myself and in other people. I know it’s early, but I’m going to go ahead and say that I think Malin has been given the gifts of service and hospitality.

I handed her Roger’s favorite bar of 85% chocolate and she looked very pleased when she came back in with the rest of it after he’d broken off his square. I never did go out there and sit with him. I think that’s what he was really waiting for, but there were just too many dishes…


About ruthie.voth

Wife of one, mother of four, friend of many. Lover of details, color, good conversations, finding balance, and being honest. Passionate lover of a well-crafted sentence - even more so if it's witty. Weird blend of cynical optimist. I'm the worst kind of woman. I'm high maintenance, but I think I'm low maintenance. Somehow, people still love me. Must be grace.
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One Response to Little caregiver.

  1. thanks for sharing your book list with me. I am trying to figure out what the HHHHII etc mean.

    I like the look of this blog. I’m so glad you’re back! I missed you!

    I must subscribe!


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