Wednesday, August 6, 2008
My New Favorite Quote
"It's ok to talk about catching firefly's but it is better to actually catch them!"
I know - sounds interesting, huh? This morning I heard that from a man who has 3 small children AND he has MS. It made me do some serious thinking which brings me to this blog!
Recently, I have done the bad deed of allowing myself to get caught up in the struggles and trials and emotional upheavals of my life at this moment that I have bypassed some wonderful opportunities for just fun! Yes I have a child getting married in 10 days and yes, I am moving 1,157 miles away a short 12 days later and yes, that makes me very busy right now. Yes, there are so many emotional issues involved in those 2 events that sometimes I don't know if I am coming or going! HOWEVER, lesson learned this morning - NEVER take life and the small things for granted!
I will take the time to wipe the tears from my hurting girls! I will also take the time to laugh like a hyena at the "sounds" they make from pure stupidity! (Enough said!!!) I will take the time to cry just because I am "marrying off" my oldest child and laugh when he finds the dumbest stuff online while we are all on a "conference call" with Skype! I will take the time to grouch when the "to-do list" left for the above mentioned children does not get done! I will also take the time to watch a silly episode of the "Dick Van Dyke Show" just for the fun of it! I will (more than likely) worry myself sick about the two events and end up exhausted after "sleeping" all night! I will also trust in an ALL-KNOWING, ALL-SEEING God who can do a MUCH better job at handling all this!!
I have usually struggled with letting my emotions get the better of me and every once in awhile I just need a wake-up call to remember that my life is blessed because I have Jesus to walk through my life with me! I am blessed because I have a husband who is just simply the best in the world! I am blessed with a son who is starting his own family and doing what he believes in! I am blessed because my two girls are ........ just the best! I am a blessed person today and believe it or not, all is well in my world!! Want a challenge? Go count your blessings and then take your kids and go catch some fireflies!
Posted by Leah at 8:18 AM