Hi sweet friends! I have spent several days this week thinking long and hard about "life." I mean the BIG questions of life as a wife and momma. A fellow Christian, Bible studying mom, and tremendous woman of faith lost a lengthy battle to cancer this week and has left behind 4 children and an amazing husband. And when you follow someones journey of life and now death, you find yourself spending a lot more time thinking about who and what matter most to you and where your time is spent. And.....I am recommitting myself to my family, my relationship with Jesus Christ, my church and my friends.
I want to truly leave a legacy of faith and love for my sweet family and that takes time, love and a committment to give them my best. I need to slow my bootie down and really focus on them. I mean let the "things" go in the house if my kids are wanting to just be with me or talk with me or just play with me. I'm seeing that it gets less and less as my kids get older that they want to play with me. I don't hear my 11 yr old asking me to go throw a baseball or football with him!!
So, I am praying for God to speak clearly to me each and every day as to what my focus should be and where my time is spent. Go back to the basic question....."Is that really important RIGHT NOW?" I don't want this short time with my children to be over one day and I feel like I did not give them my best. I won't be perfect. But, I do want discernment and awareness to their needs. And then give them my best and all of me. Who knows, maybe I will get out there and throw a baseball and football with some boys that can take me down! We would laugh and have a ball and whats so wrong with that??!! I just love my family and I just love my life and I just love the many blessings God has given me right now. I'm gonna show my gratitude by lovin the fire out of 'em all!!
Thank you Jesus for my hubby and my sweet Dylan!!
My oldest, Clay, and I look and wonder, where is the time going??
Tyler, I love you dearly!!
I know you love your families and the people closest to you. Make time for them and tell them often how much they mean to you!! Life is meant to be lived and lived to the fullest.
Have a blessed weekend.....
Friday, September 21, 2007
posted by Fran at 10:23 PM