Guest Post // The Mom Diggity

I had a terrifying experience recently. I looked away for 30 seconds in a store and my 2.5 year old disappeared. She's not the type of kid to run off from me. I've never really had to worry about her, but that day she was gone. I ran up and down the aisles of the store yelling her name. NOTHING. I couldn't find her. They announced her name over the intercom and asked her to come to her mommy at the front. NOTHING. Finally we found her hiding in a corner of the giggling and so excited about her little game of hide-n-seek. 

I grabbed her in my arms trembling in fear, experiencing a feeling I'd never felt before. 

When I looked into her little face to talk to her she said so innocently "But Mommy, I was just playing hide-n-seek. I was just right over there!". In her tiny world that was no big deal. She was just having fun. She didn't realize how it hurt my heart to not know where she was, and how I was terrified at the thought of what could happen to her when she was out of my sight. 

I imagine this is how our Father feels when we run from Him. When we hide away in the corner to live our little life that is more fun. Once she was in my arms, she could sense that I just needed her close. She laid her little head on my shoulder and said "I'm sorry Mommy, I'll stay right here". 

That's what our Father needs. For us to climb in his lap and just stay. Be still. "be still and know that I am God." {psalm 46:10} 

Words that go through my head about a million times a day. But easier said than done, is it not? 

I find it incredibly difficult to be still. To really take the time to rest in Him. I live a busy lifestyle. I'm a stay at home mom to two toddlers and pregnant with my third. I wake up in the mornings to the sounds of giggling girls through a monitor on my nightstand. My life is full, and quite busy. It's easier for me to run from my Father and do life as I want to do it. But it's when I'm in His arms, with my head on his shoulder when I feel the safest. When my world makes sense and is still for just a minute.  


As I look forward to a new year, I have no idea what it will hold for me. I will face hard times. I will experience joy. But it's how I face it all that really matters. As a mom it's SO important that my kids see me taking the time to rest in our heavenly Daddy and put him first. It helps our entire lives slow down and focus on what is truely important. What will you choose this year? To hide in a corner of your life and try to do it on your own? Or will you climb in your Daddy's lap and be still with Him? 


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   Kara Kae James blogs at The Mom Diggity: a virtual baby book, and a real and honest look at parenting little ones. Being a mom to a 2 year old, 1 year old and about to have baby #3, she strives to be an encouragement to other moms while attempting to survive the little years herself. She is covered by grace...and two day old milk. Follow her on twitter, Facebook and Instagram!   


  1. Kara Kae, I cannot imagine what a terrifying experience that was. Living in a big city, I find myself constantly checking where Behr is when we are at the park or in a group setting. But never have I seen this parallel. Thanks for drawing such a clear picture of our Father's desire for us to be near him.

    And Blair, thanks for allowing Kara Kae to share with us all.

  2. What a gut-wrenching story and perfect example of our Father's love for us. I'll be thinking of this post every time I reflect on my time-management and how I choose to spend my day with God. Thanks Kara-Kae and Blair!

  3. Such a powerful story and message. Thank you for taking the time to write it for us.

  4. such beautiful words. thank you for sharing.

  5. This is so beautiful! The seemingly simple things in the Word of God really can be the most difficult things to do.



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