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!

7 comments:

Donna said...

Perfectly Stated!!

Linda S said...

You are a good writer. Well said. By the way, your son writes well too. I will see him in a couple of days hopefully after pulling Christa's car on a dolly for 10 hours. I am not driving thank the Lord! She is busy packing!

LaDonna said...

Sounds like you have "the plan!" I don't envy you the two events, but you are in my prayers!!!

Vonnie said...

Nicely written! We are all blessed!

Keith and Crystal said...

I needed that. Thank you for the reminder! I'm praying for you ALL.

Angie Davis said...

Well said. Now get your tail up here to Frankfort so we can discuss this over cookies!!!

Faith said...

You're not the only one who forgets how blessed she is. It's great to have a friend who is open enough to blog about it and remind me to count my blessings too.

Now, as soon as I can find my kids, we'll head out for the fireflies. ;)