what I’m thankful for :: pictures

When my kids were little, there were days where getting out the camera seemed too hard and not worth the effort.  (Yes, it was before our phones were the primary camera!!)  I was on “survival” mode most days and remember trying to just make it until 6:30pm when Daddy walked through the door.

Those days were long, but the years were oh so short.

Just this morning, a picture from 4 years ago today popped up in my husband’s Facebook feed.  It was this one…

4 years ago…  When I think back to this time in our lives, it seems like a lifetime ago.  So much has happened.

And yet, it brings me to tears to think about how quickly those years passed by.

What grieves me even more, is to think that I wished that time away.  I was always watching the clock, hoping for 6:30pm to get here quickly!  I would sit and long for a time when all 3 of my kids were self-sufficient and would sleep through the night.

Well, they are at that stage now.  And, while I absolutely love it, I see pictures like this and long to go back.  Just for a day, maybe.  But, to go back and snuggle that sweet baby and kiss those chubby cheeks.  Because in just a month, this sweet baby will turn 5 and I will no longer have a toddler in the house.  He’ll officially be a big boy.

So, sweet friend, no matter what stage you are in — longing to have a family, up all night with babies, a house full of teenagers, or somewhere in-between, remember this — God gave you today.  Today.  There is no guarantee of tomorrow.  He has a purpose for you today…not to wish it away and long for tomorrow.  But, to use every moment of today for His glory.  I know that’s easier said than done.  Trust me.  I’ve been there.  Even now, I find myself thinking about a year from now when all 3 of my kids will be in Elementary School.  Wow.

Only God knows what this next year will hold.  I need to trust Him with today.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own.  Matthew 6:34

I don’t know what today looks like or what it holds for you.  But, GOD does!  He’s got today in His hands.  Perfectly orchestrated to bring you closer to Him.  Will you seek Him?

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