Gratitude 2.

Mid week rambles

I had one of those moments last night where it became extremely evident how quickly time passes and can just slip away in the wind and you're all of a sudden left wondering where the years went......




.....likely what caused my sudden urge to reminisce was my sister's birthday yesterday.  It feels like just yesterday we were fighting and bickering and I was (likely) bossing her around. 
Kyla and I are 4 years apart and really didn't come together until I was in University.  Now I don't go a day without talking to her and see her almost just as often.  I couldn't imagine a life without her, and as a picture of her on her 25th birthday flashed on my digital frame moments after we got home from blowing out candles of her 31st, I was reminded of how blessed I am to have my siblings in my life.  There are far too many people in my world who have lost their sibling and that makes me so very aware of preciousness of each fleeting moment I have with mine.  
I can't imagine what my mom (or any mom) feels at each passing birthday; seeing her kids growing into full blown adults.  I can see how mom would always feel like we're still her little babies and that her concerns for us remain the same as when we were wee ones, gripping her hand, climbing on her as she ate.  It kinda makes me not want to wash the newly made vaseline handprints off the wall in Willis' bedroom.....
....Time is fleeting....
Just last night Kyla and I were planning a family trip for 2016 to Scotland/Norway and I realized at that point, Willis would be 9.  That's insane.  I just want to hit the brakes and keep these moments in my grasp; I don't want my babies to grow up just yet.
Speaking of which, check out the cuteness of this little soon to be reader!

Lucia the story teller from Dee on Vimeo.


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On another reflective note, today marks the beginning of Lent, which is a time of prayer, reflection, and sacrifice.  
I have a plan in place to start my journey through these 40 days and hopefully it will have a little bit of everything:

  • there is a corner set out in my closet with some books with daily reflections; I plan on starting my day with 10 minutes of quiet time.
  • I'm giving up laziness and my awesome ability to make excuses.  I plan on working out everyday for a minimum of 30 minutes.  Every day.  40 days.

We'll see how this one goes...


Comments

  1. Wow! What a lovely gift for your sister, Deena! So thoughtful! Well done,
    You have quite the little storyteller. So cute!
    Shelley F.

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