Treasure This Moment

We were waiting for our friends to come for dinner and a photo shoot. The sun was starting it's late afternoon descent, but the air was still warm. Convinced her friends would come sooner if she waited outside, my sweet Bethany eagerly watched in the driveway. I've said it before: I love three. I love this girl and all her amazing three-ness. I love her still-fine baby hair that she loves to wear in braids. I love her sweet smile and her too-big-for-a-three-year-old-words. I want to remember this. I want to treasure today. I want to stop my busy life of laundry and dishes and school and ministry and truly embrace each moment. I spend a lot of time thinking on what Jesus meant when he said we are to have faith as a child. What does it look like? I think it looks a lot like this: eager with anticipation, not worried about tomorrow, wanting to just be. Bethany isn't concerned about what others think of her. She isn't fretting over what she will wear. She isn't focused on where we'll live or what we'll be doing. She just is. She's happy. She's healthy. And she's mine. I want to treasure this moment, and all the ones like it.

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