Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Winter Mornings

Good Morning Son,

Woke up with you on my heart.  Praying you had a good nights rest and the strength to embrace today.  We had a small bit of snow flurries yesterday afternoon and I was reminded of how beautiful snow on winter days can be.  Reagan was at our home, spending Sunday afternoon with her papa and nana. Eating leftovers, listening to her silly outbursts, making designs with a new Christmas Spirograph kit.... Teaching her to hold a pen in a small plastic gear as it made intricate spirals and designs on white crisp paper.  Remembering what it is like to let go of all the should've and would've and could've ... and just embrace life... one day at a time with all its bumps and bruises and say ..."This is the day that the Lord has made and I will rejoice and be glad in it."  

Remembering a day long ago in Keizer, when you were 7 or 8 wanting to ride your bicycle up and down the street by yourself.  Struggling as your mother to find the balance between keeping you safe and giving you space and freedom to grow and explore and embrace life.  I prayed and reminded God of how precious you are and how much I love you and he spoke to this mothers heart and said... Yes, and I love him more...you can trust his heart with me. 

And here we are and it's 5am and I remind God of how precious you are and how much I love you and he speaks to this mothers heart and says... Yes, and I love him more.  Jesus is there for you son and as always, you are greatly loved. Embrace life today...just this one day.  Hold it and cherish it and know that if you will look beyond yesterday and all the what if's and why didn't I.... and regrets.... you will see goodness all around you.  Life is ever present in the twinkle of a child's smile and a strangers warm hello and in the prayers of those who love you.  Have a good day son. I love you. Mom

Donna Libemday

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