I think it’s safe to say, consistency has not been my word the past month! These two little nuggets have demanded all of me this summer as they process and move forward without David, but most importantly just try to be normal kids.
Summer is coming to an end, structure is beginning and my sanity is starting to peek through the corner. Just peek, it’s not quite back yet! One thing I have learned the last ten months is how important moments are. Not only having them but really experiencing them.
I have found myself the last few weeks trying to experience the moments that are important for myself, for Audrey and for Parker. I have woken up each day asking myself…. are my choices honorable and faithful to my maker, are my decisions as a parent respectable to the one I lost and are my actions sensitive to the emotions of a four and six-year-old? With the yes, yes and yes, I experience the moments. I snap the shot. I value the importance in a simple picture, the chaosis behind it and the breath and reflection after it. Why? Because that is what we have to hold on to. We hold on to the moments, not the days. The days are numbered, but the moments are a memory forever.
There is a moment of courage, strength, love and victory that I feel honored to share with you. A moment that was embraced, experienced and defeated with faith and belief. A moment that my new friend Liz can look back on and acknowledge the memory that stands. I had the pleasure of meeting Liz just a few weeks ago and believe with all my heart it is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. This week she stands humbled with thanks and fight at 2 years of recovery of what some may had thought was defeat, but instead she saw as life. Take a few minutes to watch this video. Sometimes we want to capture only the good moments, but the bad ones are worth remembering as well. They make us who we are and show the journey of who we have become.
Liz two years ago……
1. Help someone else capture their moment. Offer to take their picture!
2. Kids are precious and cute and fill a picture with love, but so do you! Having two children who lost a parent, I can’t tell you how important it is that David was in so many pictures! Snap a shot with your littles! You are apart of their memories!
3. Allow yourself to experience your moment in today! Life is a journey, not a destination…….capture your moments today!
Taking Steps By Faith,