19 Nov “Get in there Mimi…Get in there.”
An aroma of warm comfort food filled the home. A delicious dinner of baked ziti, bread and salad was enjoyed by all. Alan and I were visiting with Mike, Christine and Rowan. We provided dinner on Sunday evening. Delightful conversation, laughter filling each room and echoing off the walls. Olive the Boston Terrier racing back and forth from room to room looking for someone to play a game of throw and retrieve. A blessed evening with family.
Dinner finished, dishes readied for the dishwasher and the final chocolate chip cookie eaten for dessert, we slowly walked to the living room. Nice time for conversation and settling down.
Rowan was not ready for rest or quiet. His two years old body was eager to build a tent, play with dinosaurs, sing songs and climb onto the couch and snuggle Bop(Alan) and Mimi(me).
Resting after the meal, Bop positioned himself on the gray couch by leaning over to his side, propping his elbow on top of the couch cushion.
The moment Rowan saw Bop sitting that way, Rowan looked at me and said, “Get in there Mimi…get in there.” I paused and wondered what Rowan was talking about. Then, I could see. Rowan enjoys making tents with blankets and pillows. He wasn’t talking about tents when he made the request.
The way Bop was angled made a small “opening” between the side of his body and the couch. Almost like going into a tent. Rowan was asking me to “Get in there” and snuggle Bop. I was happy to oblige.
Rowan and I both cuddled up to Bop and shared warmth, hugs and love.
This sweet act of snuggling with our grandson made me think about how often God calls us to “Get in there” with Him. Are we listening to the call to share time with Him? Time to pause and feel the warmth of His love.
Have you wanted to “Get in there” with God and enjoy sharing quiet moments and also, sharing laughter with Him? Take a moment and rest in Him.
Blessings, snuggles and laughter,
Gail JohnsonPosted at 13:34h, 19 November
Love this quote: “This sweet act of snuggling with our grandson made me think about how often God calls us to “Get in there” with Him.”
I love snuggling in Father’s arms! Great post, Melissa.
mimionlifePosted at 13:40h, 19 November
Thank you Gail. I pray we all will snuggle in Father’s arms. 🙂 Have a blessed day!
dscales24Posted at 13:47h, 19 November
Yes! I often invite Jesus to sit beside or lie beside me as I pray.
And snuggling with grandchildren is one of the best parts of my life!
Proverbs 17:6: Children’s children are a crown to the aged.
mimionlifePosted at 14:30h, 19 November
Amen. Thank you for reminding us of that Scripture. Have a blessed day! 🙂
Jill WeatherholtPosted at 13:51h, 19 November
Beautiful post, Melissa! Thanks for the reminder to make it a point to get in there each and every day!
mimionlifePosted at 14:30h, 19 November
Thank you dear friend. Have a blessed day! 🙂
Lynn J SimpsonPosted at 14:09h, 19 November
Thanks Melissa for the comfort of knowing God’s always has His tent available for us!
mimionlifePosted at 14:31h, 19 November
Amen. His tent is always available. When we go to Him, we are covered in His love. Have a blessed day! 🙂
Jessica BrodiePosted at 14:14h, 19 November
This is precious, Melissa! I love how little ones so often point us in the right direction: God, simplicity, beauty, and love.
mimionlifePosted at 14:32h, 19 November
Thank you Jessica. Yes, little ones show us the most beautiful things in life. Have a blessed day! 🙂
Jacquie A. BradfordPosted at 14:44h, 19 November
I love the picture of family warmth and closeness. I too have learned so much from my grandson, children are brilliant in their capacity to draw others into love. ♥
mimionlifePosted at 14:47h, 19 November
Yes, we can learn a lot from children and the ways they show His love. Have a blessed day! 🙂
bethbingamanPosted at 15:03h, 19 November
The Lord can use anything! A blessed message you heard!
mimionlifePosted at 15:05h, 19 November
Yes, yes! A blessed message. 🙂 Have a blessed day!
Rev. Art StanleyPosted at 15:23h, 19 November
I chuckled at your lovely story Melissa. You have a thoughtful and charming way of highlighting spiritual insights and uncovering the “God Presence” in the everyday occurrence. Thank you for sharing your GIFT with us. ART STANLEY
mimionlifePosted at 16:18h, 19 November
Thank you Art. I appreciate your kind words and encouragement. We miss you very much. Hope you are well. Have a blessed week! 🙂
Carol SoudersPosted at 16:21h, 19 November
mimionlifePosted at 16:52h, 19 November
Thank you for reading and commenting Carol. 🙂 Have a blessed day! Hugs! 🙂
June FosterPosted at 17:23h, 19 November
So, so sweet. Your descriptions set the stage then I could just “see” the little tent where Rowan wanted to snuggle with his Mimi.
mimionlifePosted at 17:39h, 19 November
Thank you June. Rowan is a sweet boy and he does love to snuggle. Have a blessed day! 🙂
Invisibly MePosted at 18:10h, 19 November
Nawww so cute! Enjoy all those snuggles ♥
mimionlifePosted at 18:16h, 19 November
Those snuggles are the best! Have a blessed day! 🙂
Christy WilliamsPosted at 18:11h, 19 November
I just love this Melissa! I am long over due for a “get in there” moment. I will take Him up on His offer to do just that. Thanks for the sweet reminder that He is calling us to be close to Him and warmed up by Him when life get cold and uncomfortable.
mimionlifePosted at 18:17h, 19 November
Thank you Christy. I pray we all will find those moments to be close to Him. Have a blessed day! 🙂
KarenPosted at 05:18h, 20 November
Your grandson sounds so adorable! It’s obvious that he is very loved, as are we in the arms of Jesus. Blessings and love xoxo
mimionlifePosted at 13:39h, 20 November
Rowan is adorable! Yes, he is loved and we are loved in the arms of Jesus. Have a blessed day dear friend! Hugs! 🙂
Ava PenningtonPosted at 13:12h, 20 November
mimionlifePosted at 13:39h, 20 November
Thank you Ava. Have a blessed day! 🙂
Barb ReadyPosted at 14:40h, 20 November
I love this analogy! It’s still hard for me to understand “snuggling up” with the Father. Word pictures like this are so helpful. Yes, I long for it! Thanks for helping me “see” how. 🙂
Melissa HendersonPosted at 15:51h, 20 November
Thank you Barb. I pray we all will “get in there” with God. Have a blessed day! 🙂
JILL R KEMERERPosted at 15:43h, 20 November
Oh, this made me smile!! Little Rowan brings such joy! And I love how he unintentionally pointed you to God. This time of year gets so busy. We all need this reminder! I’ve been taking a little extra time each morning to “get in there”!
Melissa HendersonPosted at 15:52h, 20 November
Thank you Jill. I love how children can point us to God in the simplest ways. Rowan is a true joy. Have a blessed day dear friend. 🙂
YvonnePosted at 16:17h, 20 November
A warm laugh and moving story once again. Thanks for sharing your life with us.
mimionlifePosted at 16:51h, 20 November
You are very welcome Yvonne. God provides many stories in my life. 🙂 Have a blessed day!
Lori HatcherPosted at 17:45h, 20 November
I gain so many insights into God through my grandchildren. Like the rest of creation, they point me to Him. Aren’t we blessed to have them in our lives?
mimionlifePosted at 17:50h, 20 November
Yes, yes, we are blessed to have grandchildren in our lives. I love how we can learn from each other. Have a blessed day! 🙂
nancyeheadPosted at 12:14h, 21 November
Love this post. What a wonderful picture of our relationship with God. Have a great Thanksgiving with the family. God bless!
mimionlifePosted at 13:18h, 21 November
Thank you Nancy. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Have a blessed day! 🙂
karentfridayPosted at 01:44h, 22 November
What a sweet story, Melissa. I’m a Mimi too. And I’ll always “get in there” when asked. Love those times with the Lord too!
mimionlifePosted at 13:07h, 22 November
I remember you are a Mimi, too. Isn’t that a wonderful name? Have a blessed day! 🙂
Melinda Viergever InmanPosted at 12:57h, 22 November
Getting in there is one of the greatest delights of life, whether next to a loved one or when drawing near to God. Thank you for sharing your story.
mimionlifePosted at 13:08h, 22 November
I love “getting in there” with Rowan and with God. Very special. Have a blessed day! 🙂
Emily Saxe | To UnearthPosted at 13:36h, 22 November
I LOVE this, Melissa! One, how adorable that he said that, but two, how true it is that God desires to “snuggle” with us in ways only He can as our Almighty Father!
mimionlifePosted at 13:51h, 22 November
Amen. I love how we can “snuggle” God at any time. Have a blessed day! 🙂
Melissa McLaughlinPosted at 14:46h, 22 November
What a precious family memory and a perfect God-analogy! Hoping we see these childlike moments to snuggle with our loving heavenly Father. Blessings to you and yours!
mimionlifePosted at 01:16h, 23 November
Thank you Melissa. Blessings to you and your family. Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂
Vickie@vVickies Kitchen and GardenPosted at 01:05h, 23 November
Aww to go somewhere that we may think is unusual but it’s where we need to be. Sometimes it takes a child to remind us to get in there and get closer to God.
mimionlifePosted at 01:17h, 23 November
I agree. Sometimes it takes a child to help us remember. Have a blessed weekend! 🙂
Marcie CramseyPosted at 13:36h, 23 November
I so love this! What a precious moment with your grandson! Truly, children want and need to see adults snuggling and loving one another. It gives them a sense of security and comfort. 🙂 Great analogy of how our Lord wants us to simply “get in there” with Him. 🙂
mimionlifePosted at 18:25h, 23 November
Thank you Marcie. I learn many wonderful lessons from Rowan. Have a blessed day! 🙂
Bettie GPosted at 16:09h, 24 November
Oh Melissa, this is such a sweet picture of God’s love for us! Those Grandchildren sure have a way of touching our hearts so deeply. Thank you for sharing!
mimionlifePosted at 21:46h, 24 November
Yes, grandchildren sure do have special ways to touch our hearts and remind us of God’s love. Have a blessed week dear friend. 🙂
Jeanne TakenakaPosted at 14:31h, 27 November
Melissa, I loved this. Your Rowan sounds like an absolute delight, and like a very relational child. 🙂 Thanks for the word picture of nuzzling in close to God to spend time with Him. I need this reminder, especially in this busy season. 🙂