Moments

I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on moments lately.  These little tiny seconds that collaborate together to make up an entire life.  Some that seem so insignificant at the time can be our greatest spark on this earth.  Some that seem so significant at the time can become a vague memory.

They flash through our minds, creating this picture that turns into a story.

The loss of my mother when I was 22 slapped me in the face with the reality of how quickly these moments can slip away.  We tend to live our lives with the expectation that time is unlimited and that we always have another chance.  I now live my life holding much more value to the time I get to spend with the people I love.  Sometimes that is a hard thing for people around me to grasp.  But I know all too closely how quickly these moments can vanish.

There are moments in my life I wish I could take back.  Moments I wish I could live in forever.  Moments that ended way before I felt their time in my heart was done.

God never promises how long these seasons will last.  We are not guaranteed tomorrow and everything on this earth is temporary.  But these moments capture our hearts, whether they cause great pain or cause our greatest joy.

I do believe that planning for a future and reflecting on the past are very important.  But if we are so busy putting our focus on what has come to pass and what may come to be, we can miss all of the moments that are happening around us right now.  The moment to love somebody in front of you.  The moment to enjoy this life and season that you are blessed enough to be in.

These moments are what make our lives.  Right now.

Choose how you spend your moments very wisely, sweet friends.

Time is one of the most valuable gifts on this earth.  And it is something you can never get back.

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