stop and remember

June 24, 2010

i stood in the sunshine at the park today, watching maddie and sweet baby d, happily playing on the climbing equipment. i looked at other moms with their kids; other moms, who, like me, were at the park during the day.

and it hit me: i am walking in the fulfillment of a desperate prayer that i’ve had for years … i am not a working mama during the summer!

i am home with my girl.

each summer had grown increasingly difficult as i longed to be spending the days with my daughter, instead of spending days at a job and dropping my child off to spend her days with someone else. every summer, since she was 1, i worked. and last summer, i prayed (so many times) that it would be last summer like that; that somehow, GOD would provide a way for me to be home this next year.

and as i thought about it today, i immediately realized how ungrateful i’ve been. really. i’ve taken this *enormous* gift in stride, hardly pausing to GIVE THANKS.

and to remember.

He blesses so extravagantly; loves so undeservedly; provides so miraculously … and do i STOP and remember? realize? thank HIM?

i don’t want to be like the 9 lepers that Jesus healed, and then didn’t come back to thank him (luke 17:11-19). i want to be like the one, who came back, “praising GOD in a loud voice. he threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him …”

LORD, i throw myself at Your feet, knowing and seeing and experiencing Your love for me in the details and Your exceedingly abundant provision.

“i will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, i will remember Your miracles of long ago” (psalm 77:11)

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4 Responses to “stop and remember”

  1. jani Says:

    Thank you for a very good reminder! We take so much for granted.

  2. home2learn Says:

    thank you, jani, for reading and for sharing …

  3. Meredith Says:

    Love this. Great reminder.

  4. Life Says:

    Crying. We are loved, and so are our children 🙂


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