I stepped outside after grilled cheese and soup. It’s funny when the thing you don’t plan for turns into the best part. Just before the husky got loose to run off to visit the neighbor’s horses and my adrenaline heightens with a little bit of worry… I experience a moment filled by stillness.
I wandered off but not too far. The kids were distracted by fun, climbing up and sliding down our private little plowed up man-made hill in our own backyard. And I stood there, alone but never really, and watched them from a distance. I saw them up close.
You see, sometimes as mother’s or any kind of life-liver we’re just too close to see something different. We’re too busy “taking care” of the moment that we don’t really experience it.
All I hear is the swishing of little legs telling snow pants to keep moving from my youngest girl, the laughter of my little boy, and the strength and energy of my oldest pushing up the hill for more. And I’m just breathing, and staring, and finding the present moment.
Thank God, for changing seasons, changing times, and the changing of hearts… so we can see His work again. This is Life at our fingertips, friend.
While Wintertime may not be your favorite time it breeds good ground to slow down and reflect from other seasons activities.
How will you enJOY your Winter season, friend?