Lately I’ve been craving stillness,
slow intentional moments,
seeing, I mean really seeing, the ones that I love,
as they are right now in these fleeting moments.
Instead of letting uncertainty and change steal my mind away into a place of worry or fear,
I’m allowing it to gently push me to lean into the beautiful life that surrounds me.
Time isn’t slowing down, but it feels impossibly fast when I am pulled in too many directions.
I forever want to choose the path that leads me toward the embrace of my family, that lets me pause to look into the eyes of the ones that I love, to hold onto their hugs a little while longer.
I need to give these moments a chance to etch themselves into my mind for a lifetime.
I don’t want to simply watch my children from afar, instead I choose to be an ever-present part of these memories.
I hope that they can hear my voice and feel my love each time that they revisit this season of life in their dreams.
Even the doers, the achievers, the constant dreamers — those of us whose minds rarely slow down, need to pause to feel life’s heartbeat.
This summer was a reminder for me that we cannot wait for perfect and settled moments to give ourselves permission to live within the fullness of our lives.