Monday, January 30, 2012
Today, I am reminded of all there is to be thankful for. Sometimes, I get very distracted with things that are not so important. I love a clean and tidy house...today, I looked on as dolls, crayons, books and electronics scattered across the living room floor. The mess could wait. The girls started talking about when "they were little"...they are so big now:) One of the things they remembered watching was Psalty the singing songbook. Anyone remember him? He was a huge blue, walking, talking songbook. His show would include music and would always have a story line that taught kids bible based lessons...think, "Christian Barney". Ha! The girls would love to sing and dance and act as their favorite characters. I could remember getting so tired of hearing those songs over and over...today, we "You Tubed" some of their favorites, and I listened with tears in my eyes as they sang along.
It is the little things in life that are often taken for granted.
My heart is heavy today for some of our extended family and another sweet family from our home church. Each of these precious families lost a loved one...both unexpected. It echoed to me how we are not promised tomorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with all of them.
My house may be messy some days. Other days, I may want to put earplugs in my ears to block out the girls' arguing, and their repetitive song selections. During these days, may I stop, listen, and enjoy. May I be so grateful that I have two healthy daughters and just take in the moment. These times are like a vapor, as they come and go so quickly.
My goal today was to live life, laugh out loud, and love big...mission accomplished!