Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Little things can speak volumes.


Beau & I sat in church Saturday night when I, as I always do, pulled out a pack of gum. I seldom am without a pack of gum or mints in my purse. They are a necessity.

I offered him a piece, as I always do. And, he, as he always does, took one.

I didn't really thing anything about my next steps.

After he popped the gum in his mouth, I took his wrapper and mine and crumpled them up in my purse.

After I did that, Beau leaned over and said, "Remind me to tell you about the gum wrapper later."

I looked at him quite inquisitively.

The gum wrapper?

OK. Whatever.

I remembered his comment to me on our ride home from church that evening.

"What did you want to tell me about the gum wrapper?" I said.

He looked at me with a sentimental look and gently grabbed my hand.

I said, "What?"

He said, "When I was a kid, my mom would always take my gum wrapper from me and crumple it up in her purse, just like you do. When you did it, it just reminded me of my mom (who is now deceased) and how she took care of me. And, how you do the same with me and the kids."

Wasn't that just the sweetest thing?

I said, "I don't even think about it."

He said, "That's the mommy inside of you, always wanting to take care of us."

As moms and wives, we don't even think about the tiny things we do every day to take care of our families. It's really just second nature. It's part of us. It's the way God created us to be.

I love that.

It's natural.

I love that he noticed something small like this.

He's a sweetie. Think I'll go give him a kiss.

7 Comments:

Becky @ BoysRuleMyLife said...

Love this! I really do! :)

Teresa Dawn said...

I don't chew gum (at all, haven't had a piece in over 15 years), but I can still appreciate this story :) Thanks for sharing it. Such a thoughtful man to think of it.

thedomesticfringe said...

Awww...that was sweet.

phoebe said...

Go Beau! My husband notices things like that all the time and it does remind me of all the details God has designed me with. Designed us with...all the details that only the ones who truly know us can see...God, husbands, and our kids when they are much, much, much older! lol

Mama2hre said...

How sweet!

Jeanette said...

I do that too! Others around us chuckle when I pass down the gum and they pass back the wrappers. Never thought about it before but now it will put a smile on my face every time it happens :}

12-arrows said...

awe. . . I got teary-eyed just reading that. Sometimes its the smallest of things that bring out some of the best and dearest memories! so sweet!