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For the first time since we’ve been married, I didn't mail Christmas cards. I still wanted to write a newsletter to send via email. It seemed quite repetitive to summarize our activities and the kids’ growth throughout the year, when I’ve religiously documented it online.
Throughout my adult life, one of the clearest lessons I’ve learned is that our short life on earth is filled with seasons. I am a firm believer that we all walk through different seasons of life. I’ve summarized our years for nine Decembers now. Some newsletters were new and fresh, with hope dancing on the cusp of every word! Some were pressed with pain from every angle, coupled with a cautious prayer to hope again. It is through these summaries that I can clearly see the many seasons we have been through already as a family. Chris and I are passionate people. As a team, we feel deeply. Love deeply. Live deeply. Our life seasons have been dramatic and colorful. We have experienced a variety of life’s samples and our family has grown closer.
We are in a season of enjoyment, loving every little simple pleasure right now! We are counting every minute, (Moore Minutes), not wanting to lose a second of this amazing life God has blessed us with! Life seasons simply cannot be predicted. They can change in an instant. Because of that, I want to live fully and completely. Chris and I encourage our boys to do the same. This is a very happy time for our family right now. We are blessed beyond measure. I have the best man in the world to lead our family and the three most adorable blond-haired boys holding hands, skipping behind us. I’ve cycled through the seasons though. I am aware that this easy pleasure I enjoy now may change in a second.
So, we soak it in….
Hugging with intention.
Believing in each other.
Delighting in progress.
Not being defeated with setbacks.
After all, we only have one chance in life. Time is elusive. I don’t know what tomorrow holds. But I’m not worrying about it. I’m too busy holding on to the moments of today.
Happy Sweet New Years to each one of you. We care about you all. Again, each of you has played a vital part in our life puzzle and our appreciation for you stays forever in our hearts.
Chris and Lisa
And those three cuties too!