Sunday, March 22, 2009

Finding Joy in the Journey

Today in church one of the lessons was centered on a talk titled Finding Joy in the Journey..a lot of the discussion was based on the joy of the stage of life we are in now, each stage of life is different and progressing and we are all at different stages, such as newly wed, young mother, etc. Wherever one finds themselves in the journey, be grateful for the joys of that time and place.

So it made me think about all the things I am grateful for at this point in my journey..these are things that I do not always stop and think about and sometimes get frustrated with, but cannot be brought back as time marches on.

My joys...the non-stop chatter of my six-year old from the minute he wakes up till he falls asleep he is singing, whooping, sharing thoughts, asking questions at the verbal speed of light.

Hearing...Mom, Mom, Mom, Mommy, Mom, Where are you Mom?, Mom, Mom, Can you get me a glass of Milk Mom, When can we go to the park Mom, When you were a little girl did this happen Mom, When will my hamster be resurrected Mom, Where is my Soccer ball Mom.

Having a little boy that can't fall asleep til I "tickle" his back, give him a kiss, and settle all his worries.

There are others but I will keep them in my heart with all the other of the joys of my place in this journey. What joys can you find in your stage of the journey?


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  2. I messed up..Hi! I just read the comment you left on my blog. I'm very glad to meet you. Seems all I've seen lately are moms with VERY SMALL children. Glad to know there are other 8 yr old boys around. I see you are also from OK, so are we. Thanks for visiting my blog and come back often!

  3. I loved that lesson, too. When Paul grows up I'll miss him always saying, "Mommy, let's go hug on the couch" all the time.

  4. Awww.. thank you so much for this beautiful posts!!! My little guy (almost 2) asked me for a kiss today and it melted my heart!