Blogs I love to read all having similar messages, the insightful posts on Facebook, a conversation with a complete stranger at the park, a homeschooling lecture I attended, the trial of a friend.....
"Soak in every second!"
"Stop majoring on the minors."
"Life is not an emergency."
"Enjoy these years."
Today my baby created her own version of a dollar bill and tried to bribe her brother with it. How does she even understand what money is? And, for crying out loud, why? Why does the cutest three year old in town have to beg someone to play Barbies with her?
My life is a gift. Every second of it.
I'm astounded by how much I've already missed. I blame my own selfishness and stupidity. I am equally
My children haven't run away from me. In fact, all five of them are waiting for Mom to catch up. They're cheering me on....
My husband hasn't run away, either. He's never held a grudge....He's the most grace-filled person I've ever known. I love him so.
Ann Voskamp has a gift with words and these blessed my heart today:
When someone stops doing nothing
and starts doing something
This is what starts to change everything.
I'm going to do something.
I'm going to live. Today. And I'm going kiss each one of my babies... and my husband too.
You don't even know what will happen tomorrow.
What is your life?
It is a mist that appears for a little while. Then it disappears.