Friday, August 17, 2012

{the best part of life}

I've been thinking a lot lately about the blog, and how I can do a better job of showing the real me; about bringing you all into my heart and my mind on a deeper level. So I'm going to attempt that with a new weekly {hopefully} post called the best part of life.

These posts will simply be snippets from my week that bring me joy...things that are truly the best part of life. They might be tangible things, feelings, experiences...whatever I feel like I've been blessed with that week.

I will also be sharing a Bible verse that relates to what I'm sharing. This will be the first time that I've intentionally brought scripture into my blog on a consistent basis. I don't want it to look like I've all of a sudden found religion...which is very far from the truth. I'm careful about how I share my faith because of a past experience of deep hurt regarding the church I grew up in, that left me guarded and somewhat cynical about organized religion. Maybe I'll share that in a future post.

But for is my first the best part of life post. I hope you enjoy it...and that it inspires you to view your life and world in a deeper way as well.

Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens, 
your faithfulness to the clouds.
Psalm 36:5

Today, I stood on our patio after eating lunch with Dan and the boys. I looked up to the sky and saw nothing but clear blue mixed with bright white clouds. Landon asked me to pick him up. As I snuggled my face into his soft cheek, his legs wrapped tightly around my waist, I looked up into the perfect sky and said to myself...this is the best part of life

It was a cool 60 degrees out this morning, so I slipped on my favorite pair of brown boots and felt that warm relief of fall right around the corner. My favorite season...the one that fills my heart with immeasurable joy and excitement. The beautiful colors, fall festivals, trips to the orchard, open windows bringing cool breezes into the house, sweaters and pumpkins.  

Discovering nature together with my boys...the first acorns of the season in the yard. Sticks that are turned into swords. Watching ants march across our patio table. Feeding squirrels the crusts from their peanut butter sandwiches. 

This is the best part of life.

*I would love to hear what you think about this new addition to the blog, and if you would be interested in joining with me in a best part of life linky party! 

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One Pork Chop said...

The older I get, the more I realize that those sweet moments in life will be the memories you think about as you leave this earth (hopefully in your old age). Just right now I'm looking at my baby's tiny little fingers grasped together, and in this moment, I'm completely content.

Mandy said...

love it! as soon as i read that verse the song by third day "your love oh lord" popped into my head and now i'm listening to it on spotify! i am trying to live life more in the moment and relish in the little girl laughs and seeing animals in the clouds!

Erin said...

you know i love this! ;) beautiful!

Denise said...

lovely. you are blessed. i miss little legs wrapped around me.

Tiffany said...

Visiting from YOLO Monday. What a great idea---I love thinking about simple things that really are the best parts of our lives. Thanks for sharing!


Sweet Annabelle said...

I really enjoyed this post. Your moment with your son, realizing that that was a very special bit of life - priceless! My boys are mostly grown now, and while having them turn into men has its own charms, I miss those little boy moments!
God bless,


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