I hope y'all are having a great weekend! If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen Madeline's two month picture I took of her. Two months, y'all! I can not believe how fast time is flying by. I've always heard the saying that time flies by fast when you're having fun. Well, I have never known that saying to be more true. I am having SO much fun…so much fun being her Mama, so much fun watching her do something new every day (it seems like), so much fun hearing her adorable little noises and seeing that sweet grin of hers. I have never felt this feeling so much of wishing I could freeze time. I've always been one to be excited about what's going to happen next, or longing for the next event in my life. For the first time ever, I feel like I am wanting to enjoy the moment and hold on to it for as long as I possibly can.
It has been a while since I have written one of my inspirational posts (as I like to call them…I hope they do bring some inspiration). Mostly because I just haven't had the time to sit down and pour my heart into a post like this. I may just be the slowest reader ever, but I finally finished the entire book, Just Enough Light…the book that I have been sharing on my blog in the past, and the one that I began reading early on in my pregnancy. The last chapter spoke to my heart unlike any other chapter in that book! My heart has never felt so full and happy, and this chapter truly made me realize it.
I have always been one to worry about the future. I hate the feeling of not knowing. Through reading this book, memorizing God's Word, and clinging to His promises, I have found a comfort like no other…a comfort of knowing that my future (and Madeline's) are in God's hands. I pray about the future, and then rest in the assurance that it is in God's hands, He already knows the outcome, why am I to worry? The Lord has also greatly taught me this lesson of not worrying about the future and enjoying the present through my daughter. I look at her, cuddle her, and never want the moment with her to end. She puts a smile on my face and a joy in my heart unlike any other, and I thank God for that special feeling He has given me through my daughter. It has truly taught me just to be thankful and enjoy the moment...live moment by moment and in essence step by step, thanking God for the light He provides to direct my every step. I've so evidently seen that when we hold God's hand and take each day one step at a time, He will provide the light for our next step and the next and so on.
I say all of this just as a reminder, if you're worried about the future or harping on the past, try not to! Enjoy the present and look at the many things God has blessed you with, and wait for the beautiful story that He has already written for you to unfold. Put your future in God's hands. Pray about it. I've learned to do that, and I can't explain the comfort I feel when I give it all to God. I pray every day about mine and Madeline's future, leave it at that, and just enjoy the present with my sweet baby girl :)
~ A few of God's promises to cling to ~