A friend of mine sent me a video, a while ago, through social media. It took me a while to get around to watching it. When I finally did, a rush of regret flooded my heart. The theme of the video was to admonish mothers to “live in the moment” with their children; take each ordinary day as one that God gave you as a gift.
Honestly, I have found myself guilty of looking beyond the ordinary day, despite the fact that the Bible warns me against such. Matthew 6:34, “Do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself”. I’ve had friends and family alike, who would constantly tell me to record the special moments I was having with my kids. They’d say, write in a journal; take pictures; scrapbook; record their voices; SOMETHING! Instead, I lived a life looking forward to the possibilities the next day held. I’d look forward to the day when my children would be able to use the bathroom on their own. "Oh! I’ll be so happy when I could finally send them to school! OOOooo! It’ll be awesome for my kids to know how to make themselves something to eat…..without me"!
The days progressed. The weeks went on. Days tunred into months; months into years. Before I knew it, I was looking back at pictures, bewildered. “Where did my babies go”? Although they are far from grown, I can learn a lesson from the days when being aloof was my folly. Take no thought for tomorrow. Live in the moment. Appreciate what God has given me in each second he blessed me.