Sometimes I get into a rut. I either think about the sweetness of "days gone by" or I think about, "As soon as I get through this...then my life will be happier..."
I get so caught up, looking down at my "to-do" list and feeling stressed by "what's ahead", that I forget to notice what is taking place right now! Each day is another filled-up page in my family memory book. What will we write in it today? Did I tell the kids that I love them before they went out the door? Have I told my husband how thankful I am for him lately? Was I crabby today? Did I smile enough? Did I show the love of God in my life today to those around me? Did I encourage someone who needed it? Was I thankful just to be alive? Did I really LISTEN when others were talking? Did I talk with God?
When was the last time that I called my parents and said "thanks" for everything? "Thanks for taking care of me when I was a little girl? Thanks for all of the memories we made together." I don't live near my parents, so I can't visit with them as much as I would love to. For 46 years, they have loved me. How blessed am I?! I have lots of pages in my memory books filled with precious days.
I need to stop wishing for yesterday or dreaming of tomorrow or grumbling that today isn't what I wish it was! These are the days that we dream about....tomorrow. Today, the time we spend with those we love, will perhaps, become our fondest, treasured memories tomorrow.
The three great loves of my life are,my friend and Savior Jesus, my husband and my four children. Ever since I was a tiny girl with strawberry blond hair and a nose covered with freckles, I have been creating beauty with my own hands. I have been blessed with an artistic eye and I am not afraid to get my hands dirty in my search for unique and beautiful treasures. I can often be spotted about town wearing a slight dusting of glitter and a few burns on my fingertips from my glue gun.