This girl made me a momma and I will never stop being grateful for that.
It is crazy how much she is teaching me, when I am called to be her teacher. When I am with her I am reminded to pause and laugh and dance and just be present. She constantly has expressions like this on her face, and it reminds being silly is important. Life is meant to be enjoyed! How often do we forget that?! Always rushing to the next thing and never just enjoying the little things.
She is making me want to be the best version of myself, because when I get frustrated with her, I am reminded we are like little children in the Lord's eyes (humbling) and we just don't get it. Being a parent, in my opinion, is meant to teach us another aspect of the Lord. To see him in another light. To wrap our heads around a piece of his character. It is so eye opening when I see Reagan through that lens. Can you imagine having as much patience as God?! We are supposed to be working toward that! Again... so humbling.
This life requires our focus; we need to be present for it or it will pass us by. We must take the time to invest in those around us or we will miss the community and family aspects the Lord created us for.
How am I actively doing that?
In this season, I am learning to take everything one moment at a time and not be in rush to get to the next thing. Our little family is making small changes to make this a reality for us. Putting down my phone and being with my people is making a massive difference in my life. Shifting around weekly duties to create room for the Sabbath is a big shift that was created by a bunch of small shifts. Spending time reading our Bible together everyday is a small shift, that is making a big impact. Less technology is a focus in our home as well. Reading actual books, drinking lots of tea, focusing on rest, going on family walks... small changes with big impacts!
One day at a time.
If you have an off day, don't throw in the towel. Staying present and focusing my energy on laughing through this life. Processing it as it comes. Feeling so fortunate to have these words to share because I am actually enjoying each of these changes, with more to come as I feel called and ready. I am a better wife, mom, friend, sister and daughter when I am coming from a healthier place.
What are you doing to change up your routine to bring more emotional and spiritual health? Is there any small changes you could make to feel closer to the Lord and be working toward becoming more like his example? Please share with me anything you are trying! I would love to hear your thoughts.
Have a lovely weekend Friends!