Monday, February 20, 2012

take time to dance

Troy and I were blessed to be able to attend a Steven Curtis Chapman concert with good friends last week.  Josh Wilson and Andrew Peterson also performed during the evening. This concert had a little different feel to it as the style was more intimate.  Each singer shared the story behind each song that was performed, and I think I enjoyed the music even more knowing the story behind it.  Towards the end of the night, Steven Curtis Chapman, shared the events that led him to write his song, Cinderella. He talked about how he was giving two of his daughters a bath one evening just prior to getting them to bed.  After their bath, the girls kept wanting to show him their dancing, but he had work to do and was hurriedly trying to get them to bed.  It was only later that he realized he missed his chance to just be in the moment with his daughters, and thus came the inspiration for this song(get out your kleenex before listening):

 

I have to admit that I, too, am guilty of rushing through life without taking time to stop and just be.  My mind is constantly jumping to the next thing I have to mark off my list, and I think I often miss memorable moments with Silas.  My prayer is that I will learn to be more intentional with the time that I have with Troy and with Silas.  I don’t ever want Silas to look back on his childhood, and say that his mom and dad didn’t have time to truly be present for him.  I have recently felt God calling me to pray and fast on Fridays until we receive the referral for our daughter.  I also want to use these times of prayer for God’s wisdom in both my marriage and mother/son relationships.  Thankfully, the God I serve graciously extends mercy in every area of my life!  I am looking forward to what He reveals to me through these times, and I look forward to the memories that will be made in those everyday moments(like the ones in the pictures below) with my family.  I am blessed!

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We take many walks to the park(Silas rides in the jogging stroller) on my days off work, and Silas always wants his picture taken in this guard rail on our way back.  I remember when he was barely able to see over the top!

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Silas got play-doh for Christmas, and the sillier he can be with it…the better:)

2 comments:

From my full heart... said...

You are such a good mommy. It is so hard to stay in the moment...something I also struggle with. I am so thankful that we serve a gracious God who covers my mistakes and gives me new mercies every morning!

Colin and Jess said...

I am a music therapist, so I always love hearing the 'behind the songs'.

It is difficult to remember to participate in the little moments with intention, but I think the more we focus on Christ in our lives through each event and day-to-day experience, I think it gets easier to see the beauty in where we are and who we are with.

P.S. LOVE the playdough glasses.