Friday, June 8, 2012

Five-Minute Friday: Expectations

Sun beats onto my bare shoulders.

And I live. 

I watch my boys run through the sprinkler, drops of water beading on their dark hair, in the same tones of my own, before each one spills onto their faces. 

They are everything bright and alive and beautiful.

And they remind me to live in the now. 

Not in the five minutes from now.

Not in the ringing of a telephone. 

Not in the to-come test results from yesterday's MRI. 

Not in gathered up expectations, diagnosis before they are delivered.

But in the truth spread out before me:

these are my good gifts from the very Good Giver 

to enjoy 

as I live right now. 


  1. Trying so hard to live in the now as well. It's so easy to slip into the future. Thinking of you as you wait for result. Enjoy these moments we have today!

  2. Such an awesome reminder. Been praying for you!

  3. Yes. This is beautiful and TIMELY and wonderful!

  4. Yes, yes, yes... my kids are so good at reminding me of the "now," also. And I'm so thankful.

    Praying right now for you and your family.


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