05 Mar Cracker Crumbs and Little Friend
When you first read the title of this message, you might think I’m referring to finding a mouse or some other little creature eating cracker crumbs. No, not this time.
This past weekend, Alan decided to vacuum the floor in the living room. He’s a sweetheart! He takes care of the vacuuming and yes, I appreciate him very much.
As I was in our home office writing articles, blog posts, and taking care of other things on the computer, I heard the laundry room closet door open and close. I could hear Alan moving the vacuum across the floor and unwrapping the cord. A slap sounded when the cord hit the floor.
The loud sounds of my hard working husband and the hard working vacuum cleaner began. I kept writing. Best if I stayed out of the way. Alan was on a mission. I could hear Alan grunting as he moved the heavy vacuum cleaner back and forth across thick carpet and then, on to the hardwood floor.
Ten minutes passed. Machine turned off and all was quiet. The only sounds I could hear were the ice maker in the refrigerator and the sweet laughter of children playing outdoors.
Alan entered the office. Stretching out his right arm, he opened his palm to display a tiny toy figure.
“What’s this? Where did this come from? I found this toy stuck between the sides of the cushion of the brown chair in the living room. I also found a lot of cracker crumbs under the chair.”
“Oh, my goodness! That is Rowan’s little friend,” I remembered. Rowan had brought “little friend” with him when he came to play last week. Certain toys are very important to three years old boys. I hoped Rowan was not missing this special toy.
We placed “little friend” on the kitchen counter in plain sight, so as not to lose him again. As for the cracker crumbs, they have found a new home in the vacuum cleaner canister. When I empty the can, their new home will be the trash.
I asked the Lord to show me the lesson to be learned from cracker crumbs and “little friend”. The Lord answered. He reminded me that we are never lost when we have Jesus in our heart. He reminded me that even cracker crumbs have a purpose. If Alan had not been vacuuming up the cracker crumbs, he would not have found Rowan’s special toy.
Have you looked under your chairs or couch lately? Are there cracker crumbs or toys waiting to be found? Each moment is precious. Take time to thank God for the small things in life. There’s always something to be learned. Share your crackers. Share your toys. Share His love.
Blessings and laughter,
Mimi aka Melissa
Jill WeatherholtPosted at 11:58h, 05 March
Beautiful message, Melissa. I too believe it’s the small things in life that teach us the biggest lessons. Wishing you and the family a peaceful weekend. xo
mimionlifePosted at 12:09h, 05 March
Thank you Jill. Have a wonderful and peaceful weekend, too. 🙂
Ava PenningtonPosted at 12:34h, 05 March
Taking time to find blessing in the little things. 🙂
mimionlifePosted at 12:40h, 05 March
Yes, yes Ava! Have a glorious day finding blessings in the little things. 🙂
Carol SoudersPosted at 13:34h, 05 March
So true. Sweet story.
mimionlifePosted at 13:39h, 05 March
Thank you Carol. Have a wonderful and blessed weekend. 🙂
June FosterPosted at 16:08h, 05 March
We’re driving on our way to Valdosta Georgia then tomorrow to Orlando. I read your post to my husband and he said he could tell that was a writer friend. Love the way you find a spiritual message I every day life.
mimionlifePosted at 16:10h, 05 March
How sweet! Thank you and thank Joe for me. I love how God allows us to find His message in the everyday moments. Have a great trip! Stay safe. 🙂
Lisa QuintanaPosted at 18:40h, 05 March
That’s awesome in that you look for moments in every day situations to ask the Lord for insight and wisdom. He is faithful to answer! What a great lesson, in more ways than one. We would all do better if we took the time to ask God to teach us things throughout our day. Bless you, Melissa.
mimionlifePosted at 21:45h, 05 March
Thank you Lisa. Yes, He is faithful to answer. 🙂 Have a blessed weekend!
Melissa McLaughlinPosted at 19:04h, 05 March
Such a sweet story of daily living that can become and beautiful lesson in the Lord, when we invite Him to teach us. Thank you for sharing this memory and your way of inviting God into your heart and your day!
mimionlifePosted at 21:46h, 05 March
Thank you Melissa. I love how God gives us opportunities to draw closer to Him. Have a blessed weekend! 🙂
Vickie's Kitchen and GardenPosted at 20:36h, 05 March
Aww I’m glad his friend was found. Toys are switched around houses here. Granddaughter just left with some but not her little fox called South who was a friend to her cat named North. I’ve looked under the couch and through the wild living room that is being renovated so far to no avail. I’ll find it before North gets too lonely.
God watches over even the little things that are important to the little ones. He cares for us all.
Have a great weekend!
mimionlifePosted at 21:47h, 05 March
How sweet! Vickie, I’m hoping you find South soon. Yes, God watches over the little things, too. Have a blessed weekend! 🙂
J.D. WiningerPosted at 01:31h, 06 March
Ms Melissa; your post brought tears of joy from memories past. After my turning my back on my faith for many years, He allowed me to fall about as far as any man can from his faith. Once I found the bottom of my pit, He helped me find the courage to scratch and claw my way out of the self-made pit. In doing so, there were lots of broken pieces I had to crawl over, put behind me, clean up, and dispose of. As I made my way back, I too found the friend who was hidden away for those years, still in my heart. As I straightened His robe and placed Him back on the throne of my heart, He did a lot of cleaning up within me. When I was finally reunited with my “friend”, “companion”, “comforter”, and “mentor”, my joy was restored. I pray your little grandson Rowan’s joy is restored and finding his “little friend.” Thank you for warming my heart on this damp, chilly evening. God’s blessings ma’am.
mimionlifePosted at 02:14h, 06 March
Dear J.D., thank you so much for sharing your heart.Your words touch my heart and soul. I am thankful you were reunited with Him. Rowan was very happy to see “little friend” when he came to play yesterday. The joy of a 3 year old little boy brings happiness to us all. Have a blessed weekend! 🙂
Karen Jurgens HarrisonPosted at 05:16h, 06 March
I love how we learn God’s lessons through the small things that happen. We never know what is waiting at the end of a trail of breadcrumbs! Thanks for a delightful story to brighten my day. Love you, Mimi ❤️😘
mimionlifePosted at 13:10h, 06 March
Thank you Karen. I love how God uses anything to teach us lessons. We can even learn with breadcrumbs and toys. Have a blessed weekend! 🙂
Nancy E. HeadPosted at 14:05h, 06 March
What a joy to have the little messes the little ones make. If everything is too clean, that means nobody came. We’ve had too much of that over the last year. How blessed we are when we share our homes.
mimionlifePosted at 14:10h, 06 March
I love that statement! “If everything is too clean, that means nobody came.” Yes! Yes! I’m still cleaning up play dough and cracker crumbs from Thursday. haha! Have a blessed weekend! 🙂
Diana DerringerPosted at 16:13h, 06 March
Thank you for a great message from a sweet story.
mimionlifePosted at 19:29h, 06 March
Thank you for reading and commenting. Have a blessed weekend! 🙂
Yvonne MorganPosted at 21:02h, 06 March
I just love how God is so quick to show us a lessons in the events of our day. A prayer whispered and a moment later it is answered because He listens and hears us.
mimionlifePosted at 22:06h, 06 March
Amen. God listens and answers. Even the little things are important to Him. Have a blessed weekend. 🙂
Jessica BrodiePosted at 23:59h, 06 March
Sometimes the smallest items (and moments!) and the most precious. Great message, Melissa!!
mimionlifePosted at 00:14h, 07 March
Thank you Jessica. Yes, even the smallest items and moments can be precious. 🙂 Have a blessed weekend!
Bettie GPosted at 13:51h, 07 March
Such a sweet gift to find little Rowan’s toy, and to have those memories stirred in your heart too! I love the blessings that our Father brings to everyday moments.
mimionlifePosted at 14:19h, 07 March
Thank you Bettie. I, too, love the blessings our Father brings in everyday moments. Have a blessed day! 🙂
Lynn J SimpsonPosted at 03:18h, 09 March
Oh my gosh, Melissa! You find the sweetest gifts in all things! Thank you for making me smile and for making me remember that God is in everything–even our cracker crumbs!
mimionlifePosted at 13:26h, 09 March
Thank you Lynn. Yes, God is found in everything, even cracker crumbs. 🙂 Have a blessed day!
Jeanne TakenakaPosted at 23:57h, 09 March
I love your heart to find God’s lesson in each situation you face, Melissa. I appreciate the reminder that we can see God’s presence even in (perhaps especially in) life’s little things. And, I have looked under the couch cushions where my youngest likes to chill. Let’s just say . . . it’s time for him to vacuum there. 😉
mimionlifePosted at 00:29h, 10 March
Thank you Jeanne. Haha! Time for a vacuum under the couch. I understand. 🙂 Have a blessed week!
colarnoldPosted at 01:56h, 10 March
God sure does speak in mysterious ways! Thanks for the sweet reminder, Melissa
mimionlifePosted at 15:05h, 10 March
Thank you for reading and commenting. Yes, God speaks in mysterious ways. Have a blessed day! 🙂
dscales24Posted at 12:45h, 17 March
Melissa, thank you for the reminder to look for significance in small things. Grandchildren are such blessings, and I enjoy reading about your special little boy.
mimionlifePosted at 14:30h, 17 March
Thank you for reading and commenting. Yes, grandchildren are blessings. I learn something new every time I am with Rowan and little sister Eden. Have a blessed week! 🙂
Melinda Viergever InmanPosted at 23:21h, 19 March
I love sweet stories about sweet little grandchildren. I’m glad the little friend was found.
mimionlifePosted at 23:33h, 19 March
Thank you Melinda. Yes, I’m glad his “little friend” was found. Grandchildren are wonderful. Have a blessed weekend! 🙂