Do you ever have that kind of moment where you wish you could live in it forever? Well that feeling/moment happened to me again and again this weekend. The Hubs was gone on a work trip and I had time to sit and be. I had time for myself, to think about where life is going and who I want to become. I know this sounds like a lot of heavy stuff, but for me it was a crucial weekend. I needed that downtime and me time to see life through a different lens.
picking strawberries solo this weekend
Life gets crazy busy and we have so many responsibilities that it is hard to see all the little moments in life. The little blessings that surround us daily.
reading to my sweet niece..love those toes!
I had no plans except to watch my niece and nephew on Friday night. Those moments I cherish.
my slice of heaven Saturday morning
While I was sipping my venti caramel macchito on Saturday morning, I was thinking about my life and how truly blessed I am. Yes I have struggled with infertility over the past couple of years and now we are in the process of adoption which has been a long process and some days I feel like we will never have a little one to love and snuggle. BUT...I am blessed through all the ups and downs. I mean the downs are what make us stronger...right?
sweet little corner of the nursery
In these moments I think to myself...what am I chasing?, why do I feel the need to keep up with the Jones's? What is really the most important?
I want to become the person that others look up to, but also come to when they are in need. I want to be strong for those around me, but also let them see my weaknesses. I want to love and be loved. I want to stop and make time to literally smell the roses. To see the simple things that I have been missing.
I know that when we finally stop...pause...breath, we can see things more clearly. We may not have all the answers to life or even know where we are going, but as we see little blessing by little blessing we will know we were made to be on this earth. To smell the roses God made, to kiss sweet little baby feet, to laugh uncontrollably with friends, to accept one another for the individuals we have become.
I seriously had the best weekend. Not because it was full of activity and fun, but because I was able to see that life is pretty darn amazing just by stopping and looking around. Looking through a different lens.
Thanks for letting me share my heart today. I know this was heavy for a Monday, but we all deal with things and are all busy. It is great to know we can stick together through the good and bad...the ups and downs!
Back to our regularly scheduled program tomorrow....