God knows when I need a little help hitting the brake pedal. I feel like I can be in the fast lane day in and day out, and even though there are seasons that don't give me a break, it's good to be reminded that there is a slow lane. Sometimes I need that extra push or that gentle reminder from God to scoot over and just step on the brake. When He slows my life down, it's normally to a pace I'm not used to. Oh, but it's good. It's good to slow down and just be still.
In these moments, when I can breathe and catch up, I am reminded of the simple things that make my heart feel most full and alive. When I get caught up in the mundane of the every day, I miss out on so much that's good. Like the sound that their tiny toes make when they pitter patter around the house. Or the sweet tone in their laughter. I don't want to miss out on these things. I don't want to miss out on getting "into" their lives and dreams. I don't want to miss out on telling Everly that she is the best cook, the best doctor, the best hair dresser, the best artist - I want to encourage her and play with her and simply be there and be still with her.
I don't want to miss the smell, oh that sweet sweet smell of my little boys skin. Or the way his eyes twinkle and shine when he smiles. The way his golden blonde hair glistens in the sunlight. I want to remember these moments, not just let them pass me by. I want to remember and cherish in the moments when Silas holds me close - when I hold him close. I want to slow my mind down and get off the to-do list, and just be still with him.
Be still. Psalm 46:10
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