Thursday, September 18, 2008

If time could stand still...

Do you ever wonder about time standing still? That may be a crazy question for you but for me it seems like there is never enough time in a day to do all that needs to be done. Most days I go to bed feeling like I didn't do anything very well. I did everything just well enough to get by. Over the past couple of days I have been praying that God would show me a way to slow down and enjoy the small moments that are so special in life. Sometimes I feel like I miss important little moments because everything is going by at a fast pace. It is just a blur.

One of my favorite songs "Your Going to Miss This" by Trace Adkins keeps going through my mind here lately. I guess this is why I wish time could stand still. I wish everything would stop except our lives of course. We could stay at home watch movies, read books, do crafts, cook together, eat together, play games and just enjoy each other. I would even enjoy hearing the girls fuss over who gets to be in the bathroom first because we would be in no rush to get anywhere.

Kacey and Alycia have always loved the old shows. Shows like Andy Griffith. I guess because life seems so easy and care free. Last year we went to a town called Bell Buckle. Kacey just fell in love with the place. She thought that she could go anywhere she wanted there and feel safe. Oh, to go back to that small town feel. I know Kacey, Kenny and I would love it but I'm sure that Alycia would feel like she just dropped off the map. Where would she go? What would she do? Would there be anybody to hang out with?

I am at the point in my life where I need to sit on the porch and enjoy the breeze with my family. I think God expects us to take in all of the daily beauty he provides for us. This beauty includes our families. Today I am going to take my coffee and sit on the front porch. I am going to talk to God but most importantly I am going to LISTEN. I am going to slow down and listen to what God wants for me and my family.

1 comment:

Kelley said...

Girl, this is a great post. I have certainly pondered these points a lot in the last year or two (I guess that's what happens when you get old). One of the things that God spoke plainly to me was that I needed to "just say no" sometimes. It is hard to do but the payoff can be huge. Enjoy this beautiful day God has given us.