Sunday, October 10, 2010

Right now



Tonight, I was walking through the dining room with a load of laundry that I needed to load. As I walked through the room, I normally see all the things that need to be fixed. The random toys on the floor and art crafts everywhere are usually what catch my eye.

Tonight, I felt like God was telling me to slow down and enjoy this time in my life. This is a great time in my life and the life of my family.

Maggie and Patrick were playing chase in the hall. They have recently really begun playing with each other and it's amazing to watch that relationship happen. He chases and she screams. Then, she chases and he screams. It's a blast!

My kids are so fun and so sweet. I'm becoming more and more aware of how fast this time flies by. Since Maggie began 1st grade, our time is more precious. She's so busy.

So,in a fleeting ordinary moment, I was reminded to be happy and content where we are.

1 comment:

notesofnoah said...

This is the first thing that came to mind:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMV-fenGP1g

I hope that doesn't make our friends think I'm "old." :)

One of the things that's changed in me since I've been deployed is I've developed an acute sense of the present. It sounds weird, but I have stopped focusing so much on what's to come and getting prepared for it, and started being present in what's going on right now. I haven't stopped planning, but I'm able to enjoy playing with my kids or sitting and talking with friends with my attention firmly rooted in that activity instead of wondering about the next activity. It's part of what made me enjoy my leave so much - I experienced every minute of it. It's also a big part of how I was able to make Tanya happier, delivering actions instead of promises of a better day that's coming.

I don't know if you're experience was such a revelation, but I'm glad you enjoyed now...er, then... :)