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Monday, February 14, 2011

Don't Wish a Season Away

Jordan and I had such a good time at the Valentine's Banquet that was held at our church Saturday night.  It was the first time in awhile that we had gotten away without our monkey man. 

The speaker at the banquet was Wib Newton who is a marriage counselor.  He is a wonderful speaker and did an amazing job.  But one thing that he said stuck with me above all the rest. These simple words: Don't wish a season away.  Oh, how I needed to hear that. Though I love this season of life that I am in right now, some days it is so easy to wish that I was done with the "pregnancy years" and our kids were more dependent.  Take this morning for example: It wasn't even 9 o'clock yet and Josiah had managed to sneak into our closet and dump all the folders and their contents out of my filing cabinet.  He had also dumped every single one of his toys out of all four of his toy bins AND dumped my clean clothes out of the laundry basket onto the floor that had not yet been swept. (I really don't know what I'm gonna do with another little boy who will probably follow in his big brother's footsteps!) All of this normally would have had me a little frustrated but then I reminded myself that this is a season that I will never be able to get back once it's gone. There will come a day when I look back and miss this season of my life.  I will miss the little boy who snuggles with me when he wakes up in the morning and showers me with kisses and love pats on the head... I will miss finding fruit loops in cubby holes all over the house...I will miss that mischievous little grin... how he hides in our closet and tries to scare he can watch the same Veggie Tale episode over and over he splashes water everywhere when taking a bath....I could go on and on and on...

So this morning, instead of getting frustrated, I smiled and started taking pictures and videos of Josiah's "activities"...

But for as many memories that there are like the one above, there are just as many sweet moments like the one below:


  1. I love your blog, Julia! I tend to be a blog stalker, so I will now add yours to the list for me to stalk. :)

    I love what you said about not wishing a season away. I have caught myself doing that often recently. When Gage was just content laying on the floor, I would say, "I can't wait until he crawls," and then we he started crawling, I said, "I can't wait until he walks."It wasn't because I didn't like the present stage he was in, I was just so excited to see the next stage. I have realized that I need to enjoy each moment because before I know it, he will be off to college!

  2. Hey Kelly! I was a blog stalker for awhile up until a couple of days ago when I had the thought: I could start my own blog with as much time as I spend reading other people's blogs...So....I think you should start one too! That way I can keep up with Gage man! : )