I struggle to stay in the present. My mind likes to drift toward the future…future plans, future ideas, future to-do’s.
And while those things are good and necessary uses of our present moments—they can make our future moments more pleasant when we arrive there!—my goal is to remain in this moment, enjoy this time, relish God in this grace.
What I’ve discovered the past three years is that when I play with my two granddaughters, I stay present. I’m engaged. And enthralled. In this moment.
For 2021, my opportunities to stay grounded in the present will go from 2x to 3x. After the gift of two granddaughters from our oldest daughter Morgan, our youngest daughter Jenna will give us a grandSON in May!
I’ve never been more surprised than when Jenna let us guess she was pregnant. Can you tell?
We only raised daughters. We then had two granddaughters.
So the introduction of a little boy into the clan will be something new for us. I’ll be looking for boy advice.
I expect this child will capture my attention in every way like my granddaughters have done.
And I can’t wait to be mesmerized by him. He’ll keep me in the moment.
Featured Post—Live Known
Even though my grandson doesn’t know me yet, I already know I love him. When Jeanne writes about choosing “Known” as her One Word this year, I remember how much God knows us. And loves us. More than we can ever know or understand.
“I have a sense God is inviting me to learn how to “live known.” I know that God knows me…I sense God wants me to trust Him completely.”
Read Jeanne’s post here about how she is transitioning from “Present” in 2020 to “Known” in 2021 at her blog, jeannetakenaka.com, then link up your own blog posts below.
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