It's here, it's today!! Hooray!!
I'm so very excited you are all here.
I LOVE having people over. I wish you could really all be at my house. I would make coffee and pumpkin bread and we would sit for hours and share our moments.
Ah, well. Someday...
Until then, let's share on this blog. Tell us your moment. The moment of the week where you stopped. You re-looked at your moment. You kept it with you all day, knowing you would save it for a long time to come.
It might just be a photo with a few words. It could be you felt like
you saw your child's eyes like it was for the very first time.
Did you see your first snowflake of the season, and did you stop and take in the wonder of it?
Hmmm, maybe you were caught short and didn't know which direction to turn. So you kept that moment and during the day you saw your situation in a different light.
Even if you don't have a "Moment", please look through the blogs that have linked up and take home something wonderful for the day. Leave me a message that you did and I can pass it on to the others.
Here is my "Moment":
This is a small part of our extended family.
There are 5 families. Four of which we have known over 20 years.
We have held each other in and through birth, death, and literally, everything in between. We have all been in Bible study together almost all of those 20 years.
This is a photo of just the girls from all our families:
(not sure where the the guys went, but they were there somewhere!)
But this-THIS is my MOMENT:
The Saturday after Thanksgiving.
We usually spend Thanksgiving day together, and when our family isn't there, everyone comes to our house for a left-over dessert and game night.
When I snapped this photo, I thought to myself, "Oh...there is so MUCH right here, right now."
Is it possible to go through 20 years in an instant of taking a photo?
In this moment, I thought to myself, "This is what life is about. Right here, right now."
Twenty years of knowing what goes on behind the laughter, twenty years of watching and praying and seeing them grow. TWENTY years of shared life. Sending them off, rejoicing when they come home. Sharing in their accomplishments, holding them through their tears.
I have tucked this moment away to pull out through all of December, and for days to come.
The moment of stopping and realizing there is so much fullness in this life. It doesn't come with a fancy price tag. It comes from investing and committing and loving a life. The moment of knowing you have loved and are loved in return.
Thank you for participating!!!
Please feel free to take the Blueskies Badgeon the right side bar to use on your blog, should you choose to participate.
We will be doing this each Friday through the month of December as a way to encourage each other to find hope in this season.