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5 Ways to stay in the moment. Family is Way more Important.

Grandpa and Grandma

Grandpa and Grandma

The longer one lives, the greater the realization of what’s important becomes more evident.  Life is precious…we can’t take for granted those around us and believe that we somehow have unlimited time to be with them.

A good friend of mine had passed away and it was the beginning of an awakening in me that forced me to re-think the time we have here together.  This life is fleeting, but still somehow there-in lies the belief that we have forever and take for granted that the people around us will be there forever as well.  In the wake of this friend’s passing, I realized that we only have now.  And in the now, I choose to live in it.

So, we recently visited my family from Elko, NV and it was really nice.  My grandma had surgery to take away a pretty good sized lump in her breast.

We got to see her about 5 days after her surgery and she looked Great!  She was in high spirits and it showed on her face and demeanor.

Being that it became a real thing in the life of someone around me…It made me realize that we have only a short amount of time on this earth and it really should be spent wisely.

My grandma is kind, feisty, quick witted, crafty, thoughtful, and always tries to stay a step ahead of those around her.  Sure her hearing has been failing but she still tries to keep up with the conversation.  Hehe, though it is pretty funny to see where the conversations lead now, but she holds her own.

I am not sure what tomorrow will bring but I do know that I am glad to have taken the time out and driven the 5 hours just to spend some time….some good quality time…just talking and just being.  It was good.  It was Real good.

My grandma is doing well and so as she lives I will continue to pray for her and put aside time while I still have it.

Even if you feel busy:

1. Be Present- even if that means driving a long ways with your adorable children that would much prefer to make noise (not words) that sound more like the sounds of a fire truck.  hehe. 

2. Make time

3. Listen and engage

4. Remember that we are not promised tomorrow.  Today is the day that the Lord has made.  I will (stay in the moment), rejoice and be glad in it!

5. Be positive in your heart no matter what.  Out of the abundance of your heart…your mouth will speak! You don’t want your last words to be awful…so leave in a way that is refreshing and loving.  

This is totally for me:

Matthew 12:34King James Version (KJV)

34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.  

Psalm 118:24King James Version (KJV)

24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Here is a photo of one of my sweet screamers…hehe.

We basically lived on cookies and hugs.  Love it!

We basically lived on cookies and hugs. Love it!

 My other sweet one is in the green in the front…

Pool time!

Pool time!

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