I don’t want to miss…

I am sitting at my laptop, looking out my barn/home window watching it snow.  This is the second day in a row that is has snowed in central Texas.

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I was asked the question the other day – What don’t you want to miss…

I came up with lots of answers.  I didn’t want to miss my plane to Asheville last Tuesday due to inclement weather (I missed it!), my deadline for taxes, my doctors appointment, hairdresser…  I have a to-do list a mile long.

 

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I realized that everyday is full of moments I do not want to miss, to be fully present in that moment.

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I get to live in a place where there is so much joy all around.  Every where I turn, I see and feel moments that make me smile..

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They may be small, fleeting moments but they make me happy…

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I don’t want to miss the most important parts of my life….

 

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Seeing the sweetest smile in the world on my grandson Colt’s face as he turns 3..

 

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The love my husband has for me, our children and grandchildren.IMG_5716

Listening to Tess practice her solo singing  🙂

 

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Having calves follow you on your afternoon walk..

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Explaining to their mom that I checked them for ticks..

 

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Listening to the birds every morning as they praise the coming day..

 

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A quiet you can only hear if you are still and have an open heart.

 

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There are many moments that I would not have missed… Whispering into my mother’s ear as she passed on to heaven, holding my grandsons moments after they were born, rescuing a helpless weeks old kitten (who is now a holy terror! ha), bottle feeding newborn calves when their mothers can’t,  being completely centered when throwing clay, laughing so hard I snort, sitting on the porch with a cup of hot coffee watching the sunrise…

Knowing that I have a God that protects me, gives me a new strength and renewal everyday.

 

Don’t miss these moments, enjoy each one!

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xo,

Cindy

Psalm 32:8

 

 

Comments

  1. Chris Turpin says:

    AMEN…….

  2. Hi love your pics. What kind of bird is that? And is that mistletoe in the trees?

  3. This is beautiful, my friend! XOXO

  4. Cindy, I always love your
    perspective. People are as
    happy as they choose to be,
    and counting “moments” is
    an exercise that I try to practice
    daily. As you say, it is most
    definitely about being truly
    present to the wonders around
    us, despite the noise of all the
    “must-do’s!”

    Hope your weekend has already
    offered you some happy moments,
    sweet friend!

    xo Suzanne

    PS: Gorgeous pics…..

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