The gift of presence

As some of you have noticed the blog has been a little more quiet lately! I’ve needed to take time and focus on my family, and getting my little one fully better! Thank you to those of you who reached out and checked on us!

This has been my first full year blogging, and it has been absolutely incredible! I have had opportunities I never saw as a possibility, and have met the most amazing people through this process. This year was so special for me getting to rewind time and tell you about our story battling through infertility. Reliving those moments put me at my most vulnerable point with my readers, but also was so healing to me.

The Lord has absolutely wrecked me this year. His love for me has grown so deep and tangible, and I have learned so much truth from his word. It has grounded me, and stretched me in a way I didn’t know I needed.

There’s something weighing heavily on my heart lately I want to share with you. The other night for my late birthday gift my husband and I went to see Dancing with the Stars live! For those of you that know me well, you know I was completely in my element. The show started and they said you can take as many pictures as you want. I was excited so I got out my phone and took a picture of the opening number trying to get the perfect angle, and movements etc. In doing so I missed a bit of the dance. I realized what I was doing and put my phone back in my purse. We had paid good money for these tickets and I wanted to fully engaged in every moment. I didn’t want to miss anything. The whole show I was constantly having to move around in my seat to see around people’s phones. It was frustrating and distracting. They were missing out on so much just to capture a brief moment in time.

It hit me later… how much do I do this in life? How many times do I get so distracted by my phone or things going on around me, that I end up missing out on what’s right in front of me? Times like those fun little moments with my son, those whispers or sweet reminders from the Lord, those precious priceless moments with family, or the important conversations. I want to be completely immersed in what’s important, and whats right in front of me.

Thank you for reading! Thank you for all your continued comments and support. This is my last new blog post for 2018. I’m going to take the next few weeks and soak in all the time with my family I can during this full season. I will reshare a few of my favorite blog posts to close out the year.

I’m so excited to be sharing a new series with you starting in January. Some people I have been wanting to guest post on my blog are going to be sharing in this series, and I am absolutely thrilled about it!

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas! Praying you get to soak up these last few weeks with family, and relish in the true meaning of Christmas!

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