This is Your Life

Does it ever hit you that life isn’t going to last forever? When I was in my 20’s I thought about that, but it never really hit home. I’m still young, but I see my boys growing up and turning into young men, my baby is 2 years away from school and I’m reminded that life is fleeting. It goes by so unbelievably fast. This season of my life will be over before I know it and I want to savor every moment, I want to enjoy my children, I want to be present in this part of my life.

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I had all these hopes and dreams for my children when they were born-things we would do together, what we would teach them, how we would raise them and so on. While it may not have always gone 100% according to plan, I can say that these children are the prize jewels in my life’s crown. How good my God is to have given me these four beautiful children to guide to adulthood and what amazing people they are growing up to be. They are loving, kind, obedient, respectful, love their God, are full of joy, they see the wonder in this world, love to give and are the joy of our lives.

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A few years ago I traveled a TON for my job and while it was glamorous jet-setting around the world, in the end I missed my children so much that I decided it wasn’t worth it for me. I missed those loud, crazy evening meals, the mornings with a pile of kids in my bed, the quiet evenings watching the sun go down with freshly bathed kids next to me. I missed being the one to kiss them when they were hurt, hearing them play silly games in the next room, I wanted to be the one to make cookies with them.  I decided that they were only going to be here in our home for a short time and THEY are who I chose. I had become so busy helping others create beautiful memories of their children and families that I wasn’t there with mine. Who knows what God has in store for my life after they head out on their own, but for now they are my calling and what a beautiful life we are creating.

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One of my favorite songs says…this is your life, are you who you want to be? I can say with all honesty that this life is more than I ever dreamed it could be. It’s not always perfect, but the blessings are so abundant.

This is Your Life

Yesterday is a wrinkle on your forehead
Yesterday is a promise that you’ve broken
Don’t close your eyes, don’t close your eyes
This is your life and today is all you’ve got now
Yeah, and today is all you’ll ever have
Don’t close your eyes
Don’t close your eyes

This is your life, are you who you want to be?
This is your life, are you who you want to be?
This is your life, is it everything you dreamed that it would be?
When the world was younger and you had everything to lose

Yesterday is a kid in the corner
Yesterday is dead and over

This is your life, are you who you want to be?
This is your life, are you who you want to be?
This is your life, is it everything you dreamed that it would be?
When the world was younger and you had everything to lose

Don’t close your eyes
Don’t close your eyes
Don’t close your eyes
Don’t close your eyes

This is your life are you who you want to be?
This is your life are you who you want to be?

This is your life, are you who you want to be?
This is your life, are you who you want to be?
This is your life, is it everything you dreamed it would be
When the world was younger and you had everything to lose

And you had everything to lose

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One Response to “ This is Your Life ”

  1. Mary Gundrum Says:

    Leah, I am also a long-time follower. Good for you for this choice, you will not regret it!! What a beautiful family to celebrate!!

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