Lately, I have been finding myself wanting to freeze little moments in time and remember them forever. I think its easy to remember the “big moments” in your life – your first kiss with your spouse, your wedding, your first house, the birth of your child, etc. All of these are amazingly great memories for me, but in the midst of life lately, I find myself wanting to cherish the little things/feelings.
I want to remember the way I feel when my husband looks at me with so much love in his eyes. I want to remember the way I feel when I’m so mad and on the verge of yelling then he makes me smile so big and I forget what I was even saying. I want to remember waking up at 3 a.m. and watching him sleep and feeling like my heart could burst from how much I love him. I want to remember late night snuggles with my baby girl and the rivers of spit up she has flung on my shirt. I want to remember her sweet smile while she sleeps and her noises she makes as she begins to wake up. I want to remember feeling like I could just stare at her for hours, because I love her so much.
When you are in the final days of your life, what will you want? Will you hug that college degree in the walnut frame? Will you ask to be carried to the garage so you can sit in your car? Will you find comfort in rereading your financial statement? Of course not. What will matter then will be people. If relationships will matter most then, shouldn’t they matter most now? – Max Lucado
That is what I want. The world seems to be screaming “get more stuff,” “go on vacation,” “have a huge career,” and “save more money.” When I look back on my life, I don’t want to measure it by how much “stuff” we have, or how successful we were at work. I want to remember the little moments with my husband, my daughter and the people close to me. I want to live a life filled with love and grace. My hearts desire is that my life would be a living testimony of my love for Christ and others around me.
However, this is easier said than done. It is so easy to get caught up in stuff or events in your life. I remember when my husband and I moved into our first home and felt like our life revolved around “stuff”. Because of course when you move from a two bedroom apartment to a house, you have a lot of empty rooms and kitchen cabinets that are itching to be filled. And, before our daughter was born, I remember us being overwhelmed with the unknown of items to buy and what kind of parents we would be. It can be hard to combat feelings of wanting more or fear of the unknown, but I want my life and my marriage to look less like the world and more like Christ.
I know that I can only accomplish this through my relationship with Him.
If I am not actively pursing a relationship with Christ, how can my life and marriage look more like Him?
My prayer is that you would actively seek Christ today and a relationship with Him. Because ultimately, that is the most important relationship you can have. It is what matters most.
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