the here and now.
um, i think jay was trying to look like keith green here ^ hahaha
welp, we’re in new orleans. leland and my sister are here keeping me company while the rest of the folks go out tonight on the outreach. we had a crazy long (16 hour drive) yesterday! i’ve successfully learned how to warm up a bottle in a hotel room without a microwave (fill the sink with hot water) and found that one or two baby toys is not enough for a long road trip….
anyway, on the way here i was having some good conversation with jay and listening to leland make his little noises in the backseat. i wanted time to just stand still for a second. i was enjoying the moment and began thinking about how fast time goes by. it truly does. so many times in my life i have always looked forward or looked back to a certain time in life. when i was in a certain season of life, i was always ready to move on to the next season. when i was dating, i couldn’t wait to be engaged. when i was engaged, i couldn’t wait to be married. even in high school i couldn’t wait to be in college (and therefore homeschooled myself and graduated early.) i was always looking ahead and never really content in the present- in the here and now.
i can honestly say that having a little one has helped this mindset of mine incredibly. i am learning to be here- right where i am now. this season of life that i am in at the moment, i will never get back. it will not always be just little leland and my husband. leland will grow and get older, we may have more children down the road (way down the road), we may move one day….things will change.
i want to treasure these days, as small and insignificant as they sometimes may seem. in my daily tasks and routines, it is so easy for me to lose focus. i want to be still- put down my computer, iphone, twitter, any distractions- and reflect on the goodness of the Lord.
wherever you are in life- single, dating, married, no children, five children- enjoy and embrace this season of your life. you won’t ever get these precious days back. you may be thinking that there is something “better” ahead when instead you could be making the best of what you have now. enjoy today, and take a moment to thank God for where He has placed you :)
“i will bless the Lordat all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth.”
have a beautiful weekend!