Thursday, September 12, 2013
Rejoice! This is the day which the Lord has made!
Everyone tells you these times pass too quickly. Parents say it, the neighbors say it, even the lady behind you at the grocery store looking on as you struggle with two grumpy children says it, heck I've even said it (to other people of course!) "They grow up too soon" they all say, "enjoy it while you can." I mumble an affirmative while shuffling my children off to wherever we are going next, but the truth is, they're right.
With Sarah's passing this past month I have thought a lot about why we are here on earth and the conclusion I've come to is relationships. We're here to have relationships with one another and to love one another in the way that Christ loved us, and gave himself for us. I realized the most important thing to me is not trying to see how long I can live, or even how successful I can be or how many places I can travel to, it's the people in my life. At the end of the day I want people to look back on my life and see me as someone who put others first. Someone who loved those around her and not only when it was convenient to do so. Someone who loved as Jesus loves and who gave herself for them. I don't want to waste my time complaining, what a horrible way to spend my time. That's not how I want to live, and how I live my life today, how I respond to the challenges of this day is how I am living my life. I think sometimes we talk about how we should live as though it is this time in the future that never really gets here, but it's not. It's now, and some of the most important people in my life now are these two wonderful little girls I am have been blessed with, along with my amazing husband (something I need to remember when he comes home from a long day at work and sits down to relax while I continue to clean the house and change diapers.) I am so grateful to have such a wonderful family, I don't want to miss out on any of it. Not even at 6 am. This is the day which the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it. No exceptions. Not only Tuesday through Sunday, everyday. This is what I need to remember and remind myself of. Thank you Mikaiah for that "gentle" reminder this morning. Now I need to end this so I can fetch her some cheerios and feed my little one.
Posted by Michelle Finley