Hosanna in the Hallway!

By Kristen Bourgeois

As a momma, I put a lot of pressure on myself.  I have these expectations on what life is meant to look like, especially when it comes to homeschooling and raising my little ones in the faith.  And, I have found myself being extra grumpy when things aren’t going the way I have planned.

As I was cleaning up after the dogs in the hallway, grumbling to myself while attempting to rally the kids back into our school room, my 3-year-old zoomed past me on his tricycle down the hallway singing at the top of his lungs: “Hosanna in the hallway!”

It brought tears to my eyes.

My son doesn’t know it, but he is praising God in his circumstances. … right there in the hallway of our house, all while our day is not going as this momma has planned.

Now, my 3-year-old might not have the same expectations as I do on how our day goes, but does it matter?

It was a good reminder for this momma to praise God as spontaneously as her little boy.  I needed a change of attitude and a change of expectations, and the little boy that God gave this momma helped her do that.

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