"We have this moment to hold in our hands and to touch as it slips through our fingers like sand; yesterday's gone and tomorrow may never come, but we have this moment today." *
Gloria Gaither's touching words have been flowing through my heart all morning as I thought about what I wanted to share today. Most of us, I think, have a bit of a struggle staying in the moment. We have a tendency to either look ahead to a future we dare to hope for or to look back in discouragement to the places where we've failed. Far too often we miss the miracle, the blessing, we hold in our hands.
I remember the long ago days when I was a brand new mama, feeling as inadequate and tired as I had ever felt in my life. My emotions bounced back and forth between this overwhelming love and absolute fear that I would do something wrong. I looked at friends with older children and longed for the day my little one would be just a bit older - when he could talk and play and walk and sleep through the night.
It didn't take long to realize how quickly time passes and to feel a bit of sorrow for not enjoying those early days the way I could have had I not been looking ahead. I missed much of the blessing of those first few months.
I'm over at Laced With Grace today. Won't you come join me there for the rest of this devotional?