Learning to live in this moment

We’ve spent the last week preparing for our move.  I’m trying to pack up the last of our stuff, and the little ones have enjoyed playing with boxes.

This week has been really hard for me.  I am dealing with the first trimester stuff like fatigue and an upset stomach.  But, even more than struggling physically, I am struggling emotionally.  I am a planner and when I can’t see what next week will bring, then I feel lost.

Matthew 6:25-34

 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.  Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.  If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?  So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.  But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

I resolve to not worry about tomorrow.  I resolve to not worry about where we will live.  I resolve to live in this moment.  I resolve to enjoy my kids.

I resolve to give my kids a joyful life.

I resolve to not wait to live fully.

I resolve to embrace this life I have been given.

Gratitude List:

71.)  Having enough kids that they can play games together, like duck-duck-goose

72.)  The patience Rod has shown me over the last week

73.)  Back-to-school sales

74.)  Older kids who are such a big help

75.)  Lazy, summer days

76.)  Caffeine 😉

77.)  That God never gives up on me

78.)  That God provides

79.)  That God is teaching me patience

80.)  A dirty diaper that needs to be changed (even though I think I might be sick), because it means I have a little one

What are you thankful for today?

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