living in the moment

Have you heard of She Reads Truth? I kept seeing a lot of twitter talk about it & decided to check it out. I am so glad I did.


I've been waking up about an hour before Grayson lately so I can have my coffee, sit in the quiet house, and spend some time with God.  This devotional has been speaking to me every single day. It's just what I need to start my day & get my mind right.  It's amazing how God meets you where you are when you make time for Him.

Once again, yesterday morning, I opened up my bible app (I'm so tech savvy) and it was like God was thumping me in the back of my head. It was all about not living in the moment & either thinking too far ahead or letting regret from the past take over. Anyone else guilty of that? I'll shamelessly raise my hand way high up in the air. I'm very guilty of this.

I don't think it's wallowing in regret that holds me back, but I definitely am always looking forward to the next "big thing" instead of just being thankful & appreciating the season of life I am in. When I was in college, I couldn't wait to marry Ben. As soon as we got married, baby fever struck. I couldn't wait to start a family.  I've always been a daydreamer like that & constantly look ahead to the future.

This hit me hard yesterday. The next big thing for our family is welcoming a new baby boy within the next 5 weeks or less. I mean, that's a big deal, right? Yes. However, I don't want the anxiety & excitement from that to take away from these last 5 weeks with just Grayson.

These are moments I will never get back. G will never be an only child again. I am SO excited to be able to give him a little brother that is so close in age, but I also want to soak up these moments when it's just the 3 of us.

So, here's to the next 5 weeks & really focusing on the now and not the oh-my-gosh-it's-almost-here!


Stephanie said...

I love this post!! It really hits home. I had just told a girlfriend, I need to take more time to let it be just James and I before Connor arrives. We have only been married a year and now a baby?? I need to take the time to enjoy my husband before we are overwhelmed with being parents.

{annie_loo} @ The Farrar Four said...

I started the Soul Detox a little late so I'm missing out on this one they are currently doing, but I think I'm going to double up so I can do both! Soul Detox is really great too!!!!

I'm glad you're making time for your devotion. It's amazing how just having that little bit of truth through your day changes things!!!!!

Enjoy G!


Blythe said...

totally needed to hear this! thank you! you are wonderful! :)

Happiness Is... said...

So can I ask a dumb question? Where are the actually SheReadsTruth posts accessed? I went to the blog and couldn't figure it out and got distracted but I am so intrigued!

emily said...

Great post. I too am guilty of always looking forward to the next thing, when I should just be content in the present.