|My every day - always and forever - reminder. And...a gift from Ransom.|
I have also never been more full...
Or more thankful, really.
|Little boy adventures in which Mama gets to tag along.|
Learning....I have not yet fully learned....
But, I am growing...
|Naps in the woods. Love-o-ly.|
And they don't happen with possessions accumulating.
Contentment doesn't come from closed fist gripping...or from an unwillingness to step out in faith.
I know these things to be true.
|Camp coffee. Over a game of Cribbage - in which I win - even better.|
And from holding loosely.
|Summer at its finest.|
And from putting trust and faith in the Only One who knows the end of the story, anyway...
|"milk drunk." One of my favorite things.|
|Camp coffee with a hint of "smoke." Even better.|
And I am finding that it's actually an okay place to be.
|One of my five greatest gifts and sources of joy. Right here.|
It's not as hard to not feel great physically...when we know the Great Physician.
And it doesn't hurt so much when loved ones walk away...when we know Who they ultimately belong to.
|Two more of them.|
And we are truly just passing through...
If I can remember that God is in control...
And that He is God...and I am not...
|And the last two. Right here.|
And life becomes an adventure.
|Making roads and tunnels. Playing "carths" with Daddy. His most favorite thing.|
My idea of "perfection" flies out the window....and I am entirely okay with that.
When things don't go down the way I think they should....I find it easier to let them go.
When people hurt us or throw things in our face...we can show grace and love.
And with proper perspective, people...not things....will take pre-eminence.
|Fishing. Kaden's most favorite thing.|
Or when they walk away -- we can trust the One who knows the story's End.
When we struggle down here - with sickness or pain -- we know that one day that will all pass away.
When we let go of things and of "stuff" -- we know that so much more waits for us one day.
A promise we can cling to.
A promise we can claim.