Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Having another one of those times when I just need to write. It's hard to explain, it just sort of grabs ahold of me. And alot more often lately.... Papa has been speaking so clearly to me today about breathing.... Not breathing like we do every few seconds without thinking, but stopping to take a breath and NOTICE. I remembered this morning a picture I saw where a friend of mine took a picture of her little girl and underneath, simply said, I noticed you. I thought about it when I walked past my Jax this morning and saw his sparkly eyes and pointy little chin. I thought about hat he'd been up for two hours and I hadn't even stopped to really look at him. To take him in and soak him up. To remember that today is the only today that I'll ever get. And that theme continued through the day. I was driving them in the van and listening to Taylor Swift. All the stress of getting them dressed, fed and in the van to be somewhere at least thirty minutes late and thinking about how I wonder if I will ever be anywhere on time again and I hope I didn't leave my sunglasses on the counter again, and Oh crap I think I forgot to put the yogurt in the fridge. And finally I tune in to Taylor crooning just in time to hear her singing... " Oh darlin don't you ever grow up, just stay this little. no one's ever burned you, nothin's ever left you scarred. And even though you want to, just try to never grow up. " and now that I am bawling, she mercilessly continues... "Take pictures in your mind of your childhood room. Memorize what it sounded like when your dad gets home. Remember the footsteps remember the words said, and know your little brother's favorite songs. I just realized everything I have is someday gonna be gone." I think about Courtlynn and how she never got to play with her brother Jace. I think about her and Jett and how they are the best of friends now and how deeply they love each other. I think of the moments that I miss that I'm too busy worrying about what we are going to do for dinner or how I'm gonna get my house back in shape after the morning rush. And then, for just a moment, I drink them in. My heart swells with how richly blessed I am to be their momma. And the the frenzy begins again. Tonight, He reminds me again when my good friend posted the thousand gifts video and I sob. Thinking that it was just three years ago that I swore that I would never take life for granted again, and then thinking that I woke up this morning thinking that I needed to get every one fed so we could get to the next thing. I DO want to live my life fully awake! After all, why did Jesus come? He said that He came so that we might have LIFE and have it ABUNDANTLY. I know that the mundane tasks that my life has come to consist of is not ABUNDANT life. And if I truly look around me, this is anything but mundane, tis adventure that God gave me to live with these amazing sons and daughter of Papa that I am entrusted with. That I get to cherish and treasure, if I so choose. Today I know that I want to choose that. That I want to choose to live and not exist in my life anymore. That I want to be a participator, not a spectator anymore. I am in love with the One who holds the stars in His hands..... What an amazing adventure....

1 comment:

  1. Beautifully said and thank you for the reminder! I don't want to be caught up in the what's next as I often am, but enjoy and embrace what God has blessed me with.