Did you miss it? It was right in front of you wasn’t it?
Life. It seems I blinked and went from my high school graduation to holding our granddaughter in my arms.
This life, with all the conveniences we’ve created to save time and make life easier have only made it go faster and I forget life is happening now.
On long road trips, our daughter was asleep before we left the county, but our son? No, he was looking out the window, watching the scenery change from palm trees to bayous to canyons and mountains. He didn’t want to miss a thing.
I take it in like he does. Not wanting to miss out but I’m learning it’s not the scenic view that begs to be noticed but it’s the moments in front of me. The little and big things. The holding the door open for a stranger and the person who lets you go in front of them in line because you only have one thing. The neighbor across the street who always says hello. The cat who was actually friendly 😉
Our house is filled with photos, reminders of family and cherished times I want to remember. How much our crazy tribe loves each other above our jabbing and sarcasm.
A few friends are going me as we’re doing a series on home this month on the blog because there’s something about that place that draws me that I’ve missed, and miss. A searching and longing that is being filled if I slow down and take notice. Filled with reminders of Jesus making his home with us. And I don’t want to miss what He’s doing in my life.
What is it you don’t want to miss?
Linking up with Kate Motaung for a weekly free-writing prompt called Five-Minute Frida.y. Join the group of writers over at Kate’s. Don’t MISS out! 😉