Last year on New Year’s we were facing the reality of one more pay check. We were facing many uncertainties and it was a challenging time, for sure. Yet, through it all God provided- in ways we never expected and, at times, in ways we could never have even imagined.
I remember saying on New Year’s Eve that 2013 would be “our” year. I was hopeful for the year ahead.
2013 was just that. It was a year where God showed up in unexpected ways and we saw the fruit of following Him, and not our own plans. It was truly a year of blessing. It certainly had its struggles, but God worked through them all.
As we look ahead to 2014, I am reminded how short life is. The kids are growing so fast, the days are passing quicker than ever…I no longer hold babies, but a young lady’s hand as she enters her teen years. It is all so surreal.
I know that we are never guaranteed one more minute of this life, yet often I find myself thinking of doing things in the future, as if I have so much time. However, time goes so quickly. Am I using my time how God wants me to? Am I living out my dreams? There isn’t that much time. Life is short. I want to LIVE it.
I also try to keep in mind that in the present, I am constantly etching memories into my children’s minds.
What will they remember about mommy?
- That she played with them. Or that she tried to keep them busy while she worked…
- That she taught them? Or that she was too distracted to answer the hundreds of questions a day that come over and over…
- That she pointed them to the Lord? Or she was seen fretting over details…
What do you want them to remember?
So as I approach a new year, I ask…what will I want them to remember about 2014? I vow to live in the moment, as I live it consciously aware that I am making memories as I live. After all…today is the future I dreamt about yesterday…
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