Wednesday, January 9, 2008

This season -

As you can see I have update my blog. Every day. I am embracing this way of life. The last few months I have felt like I was perpetually waiting. Waiting for the house, waiting for ministry opportunities, waiting for a baby. I felt like my life was on hold and I was waiting for the real life to start. I started to look forward to when I am not pregnant anymore, and then I lose this time of wonder. I started to look forward to the time when my kids are older and I have more freedom, then I lose this time when they are so precious and need me so dearly. I started to look forward to the time that I would get to minister on a larger level, then I miss the everyday chances to do so. This type of thinking has kept me from embracing right now. This causes my heart sorrow. I have repented.

So, I have determined that every day I will embrace what is before me. If that is only taking and picking the kids up from school and making breakfast burritos, that is okay. If it is getting in the floor and letting my two babies climb all over me, even better. Because the truth is, what I am doing and building right now may seem small, but is huge in the big picture. This season of being a mom and wife is not minimal. So, whatever it is, I want to do it to the fullest. I am tired of regret from looking back. And it is too hard to look so far in the future that you don't see the present. The timing of the Lord is perfect. I will live today and let God handle tomorrow.

12 comments:

A-lauf said...

great post!

anniepooinclyde said...

WELL PUT.... I AM LEARNING THE SAME THING IN THIS SEASON. LIVING FOR TODAY...GREAT INSIGHT FRAN. THANKS FOR YOUR WORDS OF WISDOM.

MONICA said...

Amen and me too!! Life is too precious and time too limited. I want to live a more thankful and content life. you can help remind me if I get to venting.

High in Demand said...

I need this whole post tattooed on my body.

I think my butt is big enough to hold this whole post. I’ll be looking into that

Start World Hunger said...

Brandi...you crack me up-no pun intended. Fran, this is just what I needed to read. I've been going crazy trying to work and be a mom and I know that just being a mom is what I'm called to do right now.

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Pamelotta said...

So, wait a minute. You mean you're changing your blog, everyday? I'm getting excited to click your link everyday because I don't know what I'm gonna get.

Love the orange!

High in Demand said...

Excuse me Miss F. Hafner! I see that you must have stopped by my blog, saw that it was new and sweet, and then decided to spice yours up as well, without even given me the Word Up on my blog. What do you have to say for yourself?

Cyndi said...

hey love your blog. you are so creative. you sent out an email and I cannot remember what day that soaking deal is can you re send it to me.. thanks I would love to come

Anonymous said...

Fran, I love the new blog...the colors, the retro look, it's bright and cheery. I said something the other day about "I can't wait till..." and this lady said "Why do you want to wish your life away?". Hello...eye opener!!!
It's a new year, I'll be 60 this year. I will relish everyday!!
Sharon (Pam's mom)

Tim said...

"In all things be content"...that's in the Bible for a reason. Thank you for putting a context to it.

Aaron & Rachel said...

I've been finding myself in the same boat. I can't wait until Jaxon sleeps through the night. I can't wait until I can ______. I can't wait until my kids are all in school. I can't wait until . . the list goes on.

Thank you for putting it in such a way that makes me rethink things. I have to learn to love the season of life I'm in right now.