Well...apparently blogging takes time! Not that I haven't had a moment- I have. I even have thought about getting on here to blog. Ive thought about topics to write about, moments to share, funny things that the kids have said, and even a few things to gripe about. But, something else always seemed to take priority. Funny how that happens. It makes me wonder how many times I have thought, "Man, I really should sit down with my Bible and have some time with God." and then chose to do something else instead. Probably way more than I ever should. That is the life a lot of us live. We try to prioritize, but something else always pops up. Who is guilty of this?? *Raises hand wildly* This mommy! Our church just started a series this past Sunday & I honestly felt as if Pastor J was talking directly to ME!!! Out of control?? No time?? Chaos?? Has he been spying on me lately?? It hit home. It made me think of all the moments I have taken for granted.
I went back to a moment a week ago that I could have taken for granted. I didn't and now it may just be one of my favorite moments with my 2 creative older kiddos. I had opened up the blinds to let in the bright sunshine the other morning & then went back to my bedroom to change the baby & tidy up a bit. When I returned to the living room, O & N were twirling and dancing in the sunbeam. I asked them what they were doing and N replied that they were "dancing in the sparkles because it was magical!" Sure enough, there was dust floating in the air and it "sparkled" in the sunlight. I watched them with awe for a few moments, just relishing in their childhood innocence. For that moment I forgot about the fact that it was dust in the air that would need to be cleaned later, I forgot about the dishes in the sink that needed to be loaded in the dishwasher, I forgot about diapers that needed washing, I forgot about the grocery list that needed to be written out, I forgot about the tasks of life & focused on that moment. And then, I joined in the twirling.
**Update: The link above will take you to the sermon. Enjoy! I did.