April 8, 2014

The Gentle Reminder






When everything is going well, we do not appreciate or take the time to enjoy what we have. We brush things off, ignore people and pass by our children being busy with who knows what. We just keep on living without realizing how much we have, how fragile life is and how it only takes a second for everything to come crushing down. 

We had a health-related scare with our little guy. As first time parents, we were freaked out and frightened. We didn't know what was going on and at the time, everything seemed possible and scary. After a short visit to the E.R. we were relieved with a mild diagnosis and went home with a thankful heart.

As we put the little guy to sleep and the house turned into silence, we realized that everything could have gone much worse, that really, we have so much. With a tearful prayer and a thankful heart we were locked in the most intimate and lovable embrace. We were so so glad. We were happy.  It was the bittersweet realization that it's so good to have each other, that we really are amazing together, that we didn't crack under stress, that we didn't blow up or shout at each other. Also, a gentle reminder from the Lord to always be thankful, to live every day to the fullest, to be kinder to each other, to spend more time with our son, to make memories, to be happy in the moment, to be mindful of our hearts, to be sincere in our walk, to love the Lord our God with all our hearts. 

I believe God puts us through difficult things for a very specific reason. We may not know it at the time but among one of them is to make us appreciate the good times. We go through testing and trials to understand God's grace, to know that His love sustains and His mercy endures forever. It's the gentle reminders we all need. 


8 comments :

  1. What a great post. I am so happy that everything turned out ok!

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    1. Thank you! You have such a cute blog and your DIYing are amazing

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  2. You are so eloquent in your words. I am so glad that all is well! Supporting each other at the most critical times is so important, I'm glad you and your husband have each other!

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    1. Thank you Amber! It really is important to cherish that

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  3. Anna I am so sorry to hear about the health scare with your son. My dad recently had this freak accident where a rope hit his eye....and he lost most of his vision in that one eye. You reminder is truly an important one and something we can all learn from. We really can't take life for granted. Like you said we must be grateful and live every single day to the fullest. And tell our family members how much we love and care for them. At times like this we realize family is the most important thing.

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    1. I'm so sorry about your father! It really is hard to see family go through difficult things

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  4. God is good, glad your son had nothing major. I read your post and actually remembered to spend more time with my 10 month old son who took forever getting to sleep. It made for a sweet time helping and praising him stand and take a few steps. I shouldn't take moments with my kids for granted. Your son is handsome by the way. Rachel xo

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    1. God is amazing! I get caught up in that too... Sometimes we need reminders to slow down

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