Sometimes I feel like we get in the habit of wishing our time away. It starts when we are little and we just can’t wait to get our drivers license or move off to college. Then we dream of the next thing…maybe it is getting married, starting a family, getting through the sleepless nights of that newborn stage. We think that the next season will be better or we will be better at it. The truth is, every season has challenges and joys, right? Sometimes it is hard to look at the season that you are in without wishing for a change, but these are moments that we cannot get back.
Our dreams of the future are filled with the whimsical, exciting bits, but there will be moments of stress in any season. We need to look for the whimsical and exciting parts of the season we are in at the moment. I am not telling you to give up dreaming about your future. I want to be clear about that. You absolutely should plan and imagine and get excited for what is to come.
My husband and I have always dreamed of moving to a quiet spot in the country one day. We currently live on a busy street with a tiny yard, and I wish for the day that my kids can run around in a wide grassy field while I sip coffee from the porch. For now, our home serves us well, and I know the day that we move our family out of town, I will miss the conveniences of living in city limits, like the grocery store being 5 minutes away. I don’t let my ideas of what life may look like in the future keep me from enjoying the special season that we are in right now…a season that I previously wished for. My kiddos still color with chalk and blow bubbles in our little yard, and I still enjoy my coffee. 😉
When you are feeling stuck and wishing time would just speed up, remember that there is beauty here, even in the saddest and most difficult times. A little over a year ago, I found myself walking through what I thought was the most difficult time of my life. My brother was sick, and I wished and wished for the day that he was better, the day that our family could return to normal. His healing came in the form of heavenly healing, he went to be with Jesus a little less than a year after we found out he was sick. Now I wish that I could have slowed time down. I wish that I could have spent every single second savoring the moments we had together. That part of my life brought me closer to my family and strengthened relationships that I am so grateful for. Even though it was difficult and painful, there was joy in it. There were moments of laughter, love, and growth.
Time is precious and you will be on the other side of this season soon. For now, find things to love about the moments you are currently living…they are there, you just have to look.
Brittney Fletcher is a small town girl married to her high school sweetheart and best friend. They have two sweet little boys and are currently in the process of becoming foster parents. When she’s not chasing toddlers she can probably be found taking pictures or decorating something. She recently became a stay at home mom, and is am soaking up every messy moment of it. She loves adventures with her family…even if they are simply to the farm to feed the cows. She is thrilled to share a bit of her heart here on The Mamahood, a community that has richly blessed her!
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