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Monday, April 2, 2012

Embracing Your Life

I have been blessed with many kids.  I have come to believe that it is God's way to teach me the lessons I need to learn and to keep me grounded.  Although being a mother is a very hard job, it keeps me focused on what is most important.  In the little everyday simple things such as watching my little ones sleep or being next to them when they are falling asleep and snuggling into my arms or into their comfy beds.  Watching them get so excited to just do a simple nature walk and collect things that God has created and come back home to make a collage.  It is through my kids that I have learned how to Embrace Life the most.  God has used situations with my kids whether joyful ones or the down right traumatizing ones to point me in the direction I need to go.  In all the joys and heartbreaks of being a mom, it brings me back to enjoying every detail that most people would not.

Photography by Eddie King

It's not about having money or having all the material things that some work so hard for.  It's about stopping, being still and listening to one another.  Engaging, making eye contact, being attentive to those around you.  Connecting to others and letting them know you are there for them and are truly listening and care about who they are inside.  Life in general distracts us and God uses the things in our life to wake us up and to focus on what's important.  He reminds us that there is a great life that he has given us if we look beyond the distractions.

What about  you, how are you Embracing Your Life?

xoxo, Salena

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The Painters Patch said...

Love this post Salena. I too have been trying to embrace motherhood more lately by focusing on the kiddos and their needs ahead of our own. This weekend we got the entire backyard in order and gave them half the space we normally use for my meticulously planted and cared for flowers. That space now is occupied by their new sandbox, pool, swingset and slide. We are exhausted from the work this weekend, but watching those three little birdies squeal with delight as they made sand castles, swang their little hearts out, flew down the slide at unnerving speeds, and just got filthy dirty, was priceless. These years will pass by in a flash, and I have to start making moments before it's too late.

Mrs AOK said...

That was LOVELY Salena! Everyday is an important day-- I know our time here is limited and I'm grateful for every minute of it. I remind myself when I get upset over the silly stuff, once my babies grow up and move out the little things will be so far away. I'll miss those little things that drive me nuts... one day.
XO You are an wonderful mother and woman!

Cassie @ Live.Laugh.L0ve. said...

Such a beautiful post! I love why you Embrace Life love!!

Magical Day Dream said...

Great post! I guess I am doing the same in my own way (without kids ;) ), just trying to enjoy the little moments every day and using my talents to the full...



Christine said...

I've been focusing so much on this lately.. it's easy to get sidetracked and miss important moments.

Thanks for sharing with us :)