So today began as just another Saturday with a running list a mile long of things that needed to get done, from the house to errands and everything in between. A day off doesn’t exist in our book.
I don’t really mind doing things and completing cool projects I’ve come up with and errands are inevitable, plus when I commit to going somewhere it’s hard to back out. With all these things, I don’t seem to realize that all this stuff tends to take up a lot of my time. It wasn’t until Adam pointed it out this week that it might be nice to have a day off that I realized I don’t really know what that feels like anymore. Initially I thought “A day off?! What are you kidding me?!” . This was the first Saturday in a while that wasn’t going to be cut short by an event we were to attend or prior obligations. Therefore, it meant this Saturday would be an EPIC SATURDAY, one of those where we didn’t have any where to be at any time (VERY few and far between for us). We could actually start and finish something, and I had the perfect thing in mind!
BUT, I kept my mouth shut and let him finish his thought (hard for me to do sometimes, being honest) and actually listened to what he was saying. He needed a break, and I really think he knew I needed one too. He had the perfect plan and he totally had me at “Boone”.
So, here we are on this Saturday.
I’m all chilled out in one of our favorite Christmas gifts (can you guess what it is?) watching him fly fish, and writing this.
And I am so grateful! Grateful that my husband can see what we need to recharge and recalibrate what life should include. Every single day doesn’t have to be a marathon we are too tired to complete. Work is a means to live life, not a means to the end. Life is about experiences. And while there is a lot to learn and see by being on the go and working on “stuff”, there just isn’t much that can compare to SLOWING DOWN and spending good time together. Actually having time to reflect and enjoy.
It seems that I’m always tied to a schedule, planning for something, making time to do this and carving time out to do that….but it’s today. And I’m really glad I get to see it. Thank you Christ for giving me a day to be myself and make memories that I can remember. So much time passes by and leaves me wandering when can I live life….it’s today.
The reality is that life is every day and I should see it that way because Christ let me open my eyes this morning too. And even on days that are humming with work, tasks, events, errands and everything else….life is today.
I want to live and see the goodness in what my life includes, all of it! Taking moments like these should not be so few and far between. Thank you Lord for letting me see today, I love you.