Wednesday, July 30, 2008


It all started with a little hanger....
Today has been a very slow day here at the Whitmer house. We have a sicky so we are sticking close to home. So I took this as a gift of time. We don't have to go anywhere so why not get some of the little things around here done that just get over looked.
So I hit the boys closet. I pulled out all there old not fitting things and hung up things that had fallen down. They didn't even notice.
Then it was onto Riley's, she was very excited and wanted to help even though she doesn't feel good. A couple of Saturday's ago we had hit a HUGH sale at the mall and ended up getting all of the clothes that she will need for school this year. And all under a 100 bucks thanks you.
So I pull out the little hangers and put the newly washed clothes onto them something that rarely happened before now in our house as the kids never really had anything other then play and church clothes. But as I was hanging them up she comes into me and says"Oh mom I really get to hang my clothes up just like you? And I am ALL ready to go to school now." And then it hit me this hanger was doing more for her then just hanging her clothes up, it was a step forward. It was telling her that she was growing up and changing.
If life was that simple that we could all see our "hangers" and know that we were doing what we need to be doing. So my question to you have you seen any "hangers" in your lives?


Nikki said...

Isn't funny to learn how kids portray things. Hangers surely do mean something completely different in your house.

Laurie said...

I think "hangers" for me are the moments when I realize that I actually did something RIGHT with mothering! Like, I didn't get mad at something little or I paid attention when my daughter was saying something while I was doing something else... Little things like that.

Regan said...

That's so sweet. I can't think of any examples right now--it seems like I'm doing most things wrong nowadays!--but you've given me some food for thought.

Kermit Crew said...

Oh the joy that would fill the world if we could all see our "Hangers" in life! Yes...I am crying again! Sheesh! All I know, is that I pray every night that Heavenly Father will help me put "Hangers" in my kids' closets and in my own closet each morning I wake up to see that I have the most wonderful "Hangers" in the world. When I look at my husband and watch my children growing each day, I am grateful for them and the opportunities they give me to feel a sense of worthwhile accomplishment in my life! Thanks to you, I will never look at my closets full of hangers the same way again! Pete's gonna' wonder why I cry when I hang up the clothes now! :)