Friday, January 23, 2009

Embrace Each Day

Due to some Oklahoma Bloggers having a night out (Thank you Dawn's Diversions for organizing it), I have been introduced to some new blogs (new to me anyway) and one that I enjoyed immediately was Having a Ball. She posted a video that seems to have already made it around the Internet and somehow slipped by me.

It seems that God has been knocking at my door (& yelling through it ) lately, trying to encourage me in ever so subtle ways to EMBRACE EACH DAY!! This video was sending the same message and I got the message and I think that I just might be able to retain it for more than 48 hours. (That has been the routine in the past... I get the message, embrace, & slow down for about 2 days then life slowly, but surely, returns to normal).

I really have so much to say on this thought but I think that Lauren said it best as we stepped outside this morning to go visit her cousin.

"Hey Mom, look at this whole pretty world!
(Getting louder)
It's Pretty!! IT'S PERFECT!
(Hands held out high)

I love her excitement and enthusiasm. Her zest for life and for this incredible world that God has put us on encourages me each and every day.

Of course this remarkably profound statement was followed by this one as we were then driving down the street behind a bright yellow van.

"Hey Mom, look at the van in front of us. It's not orange and it's not yellow, It's HOT yellow!!"

What can I say... it works for pink.


Annie H. said...

Wow, thanks for linking my blog to yours and the sweet compliment! The video blew me away - such a tangible reminder of how short our time is here. The attitude of that couple was/is amazing. I read they have a new little girl named Hazel. Well, I am going to check out your blog now and see what fun things you have to say. See you tonight!


p.s. don't you just love it when your kids say stuff that makes you stop and think!!!

maggie said...

Just popping by to say how great it was to meet you tonight!

Michelle said...

Just stopped by to say it was nice meeting you tonight. I added you to my blog. :)

♥georgie♥ said...

Jessica-it was wonderful to meet you I wish we would have had more time to visit-
You are so beautiful!!!

Melinda said...

Loved meeting you last night. Can't wait to follow your blog!

Mc Allen said...

wow, what a great reminder- thank you. I am an Oklahoma blogger too, I live in Owasso! Its very nice to meet ya. That video was wonderful... Great post!! ♥ LA

♥georgie♥ said...

just checkin in on safe if you have to drive in this mess it is getting bad in BA