Friday, November 7, 2008

I am blessed.

I think in today's world it is so easy to get busy and forget how to really be present in the moment. I am definitely one of those people (like my mother) that when sitting, have a list of a million things I need to be doing running through my head. For as long as I can remember, my life has been on the go. We travel almost every weekend. We go, and do, and constantly stay busy. I am always so afraid we might miss something or my boys might miss out on doing something fun. Even when we are home, I never take time to just be still and enjoy the moment I am in. I am too busy picking up, straightening, doing laundry, etc. There is a plan for everyday, and lots I always want to get accomplished. Always a growing to do list around here. Well today that list did not get completed. The house did not get deep cleaned for our weekend company. I did not rake my yard or finish my laundry, but I did spend a few hours of quality time outside with my boys. For the first time in a long time, I was PRESENT. All of me, mind, body, and soul, and we had a wonderful time.

I wanted to share this, because I hope you are not like me. I hope you remember everyday that your kids are only little once, so don't just spend time with them, really enjoy it. Good enough is fine and perfect is impossible. Your housework can wait and you only live once.

Walker in "the magical forest" as he calls it.

Connor loved this branch to sit on.

Connor laying under the fig tree.

I AM BLESSED. God is so good, and so good to me in particular. Today started out as an ordinary day, but turned into an extraordinary one.
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