|Photo Courtesy of my friend KW.|
I am once again taking care of my Mother in Love for the weekend, so my husband's sister and her husband can spend time celebrating their anniversary. The same feelings arose within me, as when I shared about it before here on the blog. (That really is a good read....hint hint)
What an honor, and a joy to know that I am so privileged to be trusted with someone so special. I have to say that this particular visit has been the BEST of them all. I think with each visit, I see the changes in her - sometimes good, some disturbing, and simply begin to appreciate life for what it is. A gift.
And as I sit here preparing to go home, it is so easy to get caught up in our every day moments that we forget special ones just like this. Perhaps that is why I enjoy blogging so much. It seems to capture the moments of NOW in a way that I can remember it long afterwards.
This Sunday is no ordinary Sunday, and it makes me realize EVERY Sunday is a gift. I live in a country where I can openly worship God not only on Sundays but every single moment of my day. Sunday's bring a time of family wellness in our home, a time where we can simply just be. Sunday's bring a time of renewal to our bodies, our Spirits, our entire beings. Sundays are worth more than we treat them as. This Sunday however, I did miss worship, as I am still here ~ taking care of my mother in love. In my own way.... I am still worshiping, and seeking the face of God in these treasured NOW moments. Even as I plan our menu, go to the grocery store, I will embrace this gift. As the chili simmers on the stove, and the crescent dogs bake in the oven for dinner, I WILL embrace the moment of now!
A blogger that I have read for a while now does a "Sensational Sunday" where she documents how she makes Sunday's sensational ~ even these moments of life some call humdrum but we are learning to experience them as gifts. Our Sunday's would never match because my children and I go to church pretty much every Sunday, where her family starts Sunday with laundry sorting/folding/etc. I would love to do this as well, and possibly include a few "regular" posts that you can all expect from me on a weekly basis. It's been a while, but I am ready to stop separating my life as it was, and enjoy it as it is. Ha! That sentence probably made no sense to anyone but me.
Here is the schedule I am thinking:
1. Monday ~ Menu plan Monday Link Up
2. Tuesday ~ Girl Talk Tuesday
3. Wednesday ~ In HIS Word Wednesday
4. Thursday ~ Thankful Thursdays
5. Friday ~ Five Minute Friday Link Up
6. Saturday ~ The Secrets of Home Saturday
7. Sunday ~ Sunday's Special
While this is something I have been longing to do for a while, and it will take some commitment on my part, please pray that God will bless me with the right words and time for sharing His goodness each of my days on the blog here!