Running in Water

I can't believe it is actually February 1st! It's been over a year now since I began this blog and actually a year ago today I wrote the blog Dating? Can't believe it's been a year! It's amazing to me that in the moment, time stands still. It literally feels like time won't move.... at least it feels that way to me. But when I look back I am amazed how time really has flown. Have you ever tried to run in a swimming pool? I used to do that all the time. It was nearly impossible. The water is so much thicker than air and it pulls you back. That's how life feels sometimes, like I'm running in water. I'm running the race set before me, but I feel like it's in the ocean instead. Then at other times it feels like I'm soaring on wings like eagles.

Clara and Andrew were going to play outside and asked me about which areas in the woods are good places to play. See, my home is surrounded, to an extent, by rather thick forests. It wasn't so many years ago that my cousins, Taylor and Leah, my sister Kandace and I played in those woods. We had countless hideouts. There was the "fallen log" (which was simply a large tree fallen over to make a bridge), there were "the clearings" (just areas in the woods where there were few trees), the "dam" at the creek, there were "churches" in the woods, houses, and stores. You name it, we probably had it if it would have been around in the 1800s.

So, Clara and Andrew wanted to know where to go. I had one of those "re-live my childhood in like 10 seconds" moments. I couldn't believe they're almost the age I was when I was playing out there. I wanted to go dress up in a prairie dress and play with them! But then I thought, "I'm almost 18... that's not normal." So, I went on the tell them about where they could play. Most of our hideouts were grown up, or the paths are bocked by trees.

My point? I don't really know myself. I guess it's just to say, enjoy life for the moment you're in. We can always be hoping for tomorrow or next month, but what what about today? Last month I was looking forward to February, so I'm going to try to not get caught up in March! Each day is a blessing of its own. I fail at this so often, but I want to live in the moment. That doesn't mean never think about the future... you have to plan ahead, but I guess it means, don't worry about tomorrow. Tomorrow has enough worry of its own. God is not so concerned about the destinations in our lives as He is the journey to them. Enjoy the journey and run the race.... even if you feel like you're running in water.... with seaweed and jellyfish and sharks and..... Yeah, you get the point.


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