So here I sit, anticipating staying up late tonight with Trevor watching all of the shows that we missed this past week in all the madness of school, homework, phone calls, cooking dinner, bathing children, telling bedtime stories and housework. All I can say is thank the good Lord for DVR!
After staying up way past my bedtime, I plan to sink into my warm, inviting bed and sleep deeply until I wake up. There will be no alarm setting or worrying about getting to work on time in the morning. The weather is supposed to be beautiful this weekend, and I can't wait to get my steaming hot mug of coffee and my bible and sit out on our deck in the 60 degree air and have my quiet time while the birds slowly begin calling out to one another and the world wakes up around me.
I have things to do this weekend, but tonight they seem somehow unimportant, like all the details will take care of themselves simply because I will it. The birthday gift I need to buy for a party Sunday afternoon, the scrapbook that I need to assemble for my friend by Monday, the Sunday School lesson that I still need to study and the myriad of other things that I need to do over the next two days just seem like someone else's problem tonight.
So, here's to a great weekend. May all of the "stuff" that you have to do take a (temporary) backseat to some rest and relaxation. Don't waste a minute of it. Be still and take in the details. The fine texture of your daughter's hair, the twinkle in your son's eyes, the very sound of your home around you in the early morning hours. Drink it in and savor it because we are not promised tomorrow. Don't get so focused on the next task, the next item on your to do list that you miss your own life.
We laughed out loud ‘til we criedAnd the tears were sweetMidnight melted to morningA moment faded to memoryAll these daysThey just slip away through our fingersSo…
Don’t let goHold onto every momentAlways knowHold onto every moment that You can
We move on with no regrets to our destinyHeld by the hands of the FatherWe share His love and He leads us throughAll these daysThey just slip away through our fingersSo…
Don’t let go
Hold onto every moment
Hold onto every moment that You can
Running through yesterday into tomorrowDon’t let it just drift awayForget about tying the hands of timeGive every minute to the One who gave us todayEvery Moment ---Joy Williams