Tuesday, August 23, 2011

In the Beat of a Heart

Here we are, now on the brink of Autumn.

Not for even a moment does life grant us a stand still.  And as much as I know life  must be on the move, I, almost daily, try my best to freeze frame my favorite sights and sounds of the day.  Those priceless moments with my gifts from God. Though, I can't recall them even five minutes later, I hope the Lord is preserving them in my mind for precious recollections down the road.

I look forward to holding our newest gift for the first time -- March can't come soon enough. But from the same place in my heart, as I watched my three-year-old walk away, obediently to bed last night... oh, my heart...  someday, sooner than I wish it, my little boy will be a great big man.  No longer with the greatest little boy's belly laugh that I've ever heard... though, I reckon it will just be the greatest great big man's belly laugh I've ever heard.

I look so forward to being old with my husband... but what about when it finally hits us that we are getting old too?  When we look back on how many Autumn's of our life together have passed?  When the day arrives that our children start off on their own journey's apart from us?  A lifetime lived in but the beat of a heart. What a life we will have lived together, Lord willing.

 (I so completely adore that man the Lord made for me.)

"I look forward to each new season with the anticipation of what it will hold. But as I go, I can’t help but look over my shoulder with the warmest sentiments toward the season I am leaving behind." -Stacie at Beautiful Things

My sentiments exactly.


  1. Beautiful. You made me tear up.

  2. So completely true. Wistful, bittersweet...and exciting. What a paradox is life. Is God!

  3. There is no laugh like Samuel's!! Oh that little boy has stolen my heart!!

  4. OT - I've been missing you, too! Both of us seem to be on bloggy hiatus. :) I hope to start up again, though...it's all in learning a new schedule, and my insane month is winding down. I love every new word you write. :) Hugs.


  5. It is a very loving family.
    This is very different from my family.
      I think of my happy childhood.

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