A Deep Sigh and a Big Breath

This thing, being human, I model it all wrong for my children, sometimes.  It’s a thing of beauty, miraculous, really, those few times that I get it right. But so often, I get it all wrong.

We’re only given this time.  Right here.  Right now.  And lately, I find myself sighing.  A lot.

Here, includes some heartache.

Now, includes some waiting.

I’m trying to remember, moment by moment, that it if I lean hard on the God who allows this.  If I bury my nose in His book.  If I don’t forget that He plopped me into this here 2013 for a reason…

Then, I can take a big breath and let out a deep sigh; and count this, now, for the joy that it is.


Yes, indeedy.

I’m linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker for her Five Minute Friday writing prompt.  In her own words, “This is where a brave and beautiful bunch gather every week to find out what comes out when we all spend five minutes writing on the same topic and then sharing ‘em over here.”  Click the button below to join us.  Or, to take some time to read and be encouraged.  You’ll be mighty glad you did. Promise!



19 thoughts on “A Deep Sigh and a Big Breath

  1. My Mom always says to me, “Being a mother raising kids is like being in the trenches. It is hard, but one day, when your kids are grown, you will miss those trenches…” And I am beginning to realize that trenches are WORK. Like, every DAY! And, I am trying to let the small moments creep into this busy, selfish heart of mine and let me see the heart of God in my children. Life pulls us away from their hearts. I am working hard on being in the HERE, too. Whew! Who knew THIS would be one of life’s challenges as an adult! Oh, to be a kid again, living in the moments of life, without a care in the world!! But, since that isn’t the case anymore, I pray we can become kids again within us! Thanks for sharing this. It’s a lesson I need DAILY.

  2. I missed out on our word prompt … I was on vacation in AZ! And it’s hard to link without a real computer.
    Continue to lean on Him sister… It all come out FABULOUS in the end
    : )

  3. We find such joy and peace when we realize that where we are and all that we are facing are all appointed by Him. I like to think I have some control over it but I don’t so I might as well sit back and enjoy the ride.

  4. My hubby called me during the day all excited (I think it was yesterday? I’m so confused, which will not help my point here) to tell me that today was the day Marty travelled to in Back to the Future II… Yeah–I didn’t know what to do with that, either. until he said, “So, today is a day someone had longed to travel into. and you’re here! right now!”

    It’s good to have friends like you (and my hubby) give me those reality checks every now and again…thank you {HUGS}

  5. Yes, He’s placed us in this time and place for a reason. Such a good reminder! {And thank you for your kind comment today!}

  6. Oh, yes, so true, Missy! The nows are eternal and for that there is joy. I’m taking a deep breath, and letting out a deep sigh with you! Counting it joy! Thanks, friend!

  7. I am in a different season of waiting with my children, as they are older now. But I can still breathe Him in deep and know that He has me here, in this season, and will bring me through. Have a lovely weekend!

  8. Oh so refreshed by your thoughts. I forget too that God intentionally put me right in the here for His whatever reason. Always good. Thank you for this. And thanks for your sweet comments, too. Good to know I’m in good company trying to remember how to “count this, now, for the joy that it is.” 🙂

  9. I feel ya, girl! But I have to disagree with your first sentence, my friend. If you happen to be an imperfect human, then you’re modeling being human perfectly. But the fact that you’re leaning hard on our God and burying your nose in His book, proves that what you’re really modeling for your children is not so wrong after all.

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