Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The Moment | Real Life

My sister-in-law came to visit me today.  I always look forward to her visits.  I think she feels sorry for me always being cooped up at home...or maybe she really loves me? :)  We caught up on life. I got to hear about her awesome vacation and she got to hear about my crazy life. Ha! Josiah hurt my nephew... you know, just regular stuff going on during our coffee date in the living room. :/

From Day 1, we have always taught our kids that we walk our company out when they are leaving. It is just good southern manners!  Today was no different.  As Kimber left and hollering "bye" was done, Josiah decided to make a run for it in the opposite direction of our front door.  As in, he bolted down the sidewalk as swift as a gazelle. Literally.

I couldn't catch him. 2 houses down, 3 houses down, oh my gosh, I see a garage door opening, 4 houses down, please God help my legs speed up, yelling at Josiah to stop, 5 houses down, car starts backing out of his driveway, Jesus please make Josiah trip, I yelled a blood curdling scream as Josiah was about 5 feet away from getting run over. And in that instant, in that MOMENT, I believe the Lord had an angel shout at that man through his closed window. Because he hit his breaks hard and I swiftly picked Josiah up with the strength of a crazy woman and turned around shaking & fighting back the sobs that wanted to take me over. I heard the driver close his car door... I couldn't even turn around to thank him. I was in shock.

My son could have died today. But he didn't. Because God protected him.

And I am still processing all this... and teary eyed once again as I type this out.

Life is short friends. What are you doing with yours?

Ephesians 5:15-17English Standard Version (ESV)

15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Tonight as I nuzzled my sweet boy & gave him goodnight kisses, I let out another "thank You Jesus for protecting Josiah today!" Truthfully tho...He protects Josiah every day, and Noah, and Gabi, Amy, Sara & Emma...and Matt in insane rush hour traffic...and momma, when she's at home tending to her precious flock. Because nothing and I mean NOTHING comes into our lives without first being gently sifted through His loving hands.

Dear Precious Jesus,
Thank You for being with us through EVERY MOMENT of our lives. Thank You that You are near whether outcomes appear good or whether they appear bad to our human heart. Thank You that NOTHING will ever come into our lives that isn't going to be used for our good. You are worthy of our praise, glory and honor our precious King Eternal, Immortal, Invisible, only God!!!

 (This was taken for our New Years Cards...aren't they breathtaking?)