Friday, January 1, 2010

Enjoy Every Minute

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To All,

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….
Stressing less.
Smiling more.
Hugging with intention.
Believing in each other.
Standing together.
Delighting in progress.
Not being defeated with setbacks.
Embracing life.

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!


Jen said...

Such a beautiful & encouraging letter. Blessings to you & yours this New Year & beyond!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That is lovely, Lisa, which doesn't surprise me one bit. You are such a breath of fresh air in the world of Blog! Here's wishing you and yours all the best blessings of the New Year...

Happy 2010!


Sheila :-)

laterg8r said...

wonderful sentiments, so glad you are in a great season right now :D

Michelle said...

Happy New Year! What a nice refelction on the seasons our lives hold.

Jane said...

Beautiful thoughts, Lisa. You are so on target! Thank you so much for sharing.

May 2010 be filled with blessings for you and your family.
Jane (artfully graced)

Dorey said...

I enjoyed reading this! You are such and great writer. I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Years. =)

Ranelle said...

Thank you for sharing. You said it so well. I always find it akward to write about our family when all is well. I almost feel as if I'm bragging. BUT there have been so many times when things weren't well. This is a good way to write about the good but still acknowledge the fact that others may be hurting . . . and that we understand.

Jenny said...

Happy New Year Lisa! I really enjoyed this post.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

That is my goal this year...To savor every minute. Happy new year!

Its So Very Cheri said...

Happy New Year and the 3 cuties too


Miller Racing Family said...

What a great post. It was very encouraging. I love the little poem at the end. What a great outlook you have on life. May you have a happy and blessed new year.

Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it.

AmyP. said...

LOVE this entry. Thanks for sharing your heart. Great insights. Happy New Year!

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