It’s ONLY Milk

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Pursuing What Is Excellent -- It's ONLY Milk

My youngest son dropped a gallon of milk in the driveway while helping to unload the truck.

It was the $7/gallon kind.
When he came inside to tell me what happened, he had a look on his face that twisted my heart; a look of:

Am I in trouble for this? I really hope not, because I didn’t mean to drop the milk.
It slipped out of my hand as I was trying to close the heavy trunk.”

He started to cry a little.

No son. You are not in trouble for dropping the milk.
I love you more than milk.
I have no doubt that it was an accident.
I could have easily been the one to drop it too!

Even as adults, we still do things that kids do.
It’s a clumsy nature!
I would try my hardest to never degrade my children for something that I could have easily, mistakenly done.

Show grace when grace is needed.

That $7.00 gallon of milk.
That jar of honey roasted peanut butter that’s been dug into with a jelly smeared spoon.
That soda that was spilled in the backseat of the car (possibly because you, mom, hit a bump in the road?).
That ____… (whatever you need to fill in that blank).

It’s ONLY “milk”. Just STUFF.
Our children are worth so much more!

I’m thankful for the little lesson of the broken milk jug.
It gives me a chance to love my children well.

With Sword and Coffee,
Kela

About Kela

I'm Kela! I am a Daddy's (Abba Father) girl, wife, mom, and grandma. I'm also an educator, writer, singer, Bible study leader, and mentor. I'm a Southern girl that drinks coffee even in the heat of Summer. My passion is encouraging others in their faith.

  • metzgersix

    Oh Kela, this is so good. I needed this reminder. Thank you friend.
    ~Jenifer

    • Thank you, Jenifer! I love God’s lessons and reminders!

  • karrie

    My kids are 16 and 18 yes the oppps’s get bigger but the concept remains… I love you more than the sum of all your mistakes or accidents because you are a part of me that will never not be embedded in my heart!

    • I love that!! Thank you!
      Even with teaching my oldest son to drive…I have to say, “Its only tires”. haha!!

  • kortney

    Oh that we would remember that as mothers! We just need to let it go! Thank you for your perspective.

    • Kela

      Kortney, thank you so much for taking the time to comment! 🙂
      I have to come back to this post regularly to remind myself! haha