Thursday, April 22, 2010

Have you seen God today?

One of the songs on my song list is by George Strait and is called, "I Saw God Today."

It's one of those songs that makes you stop and listen...and take a second thought on your life and if you are really appreciating everything God has given you that you should be thankful for.

Sometimes you have to be reminded to just live in the moment...

... to take just a minute to breathe in your life

... to breathe in your miracles...

... to see God in your life.

Every night I get to hold this beautiful miracle named Benjamin... I get to breathe him in... I get to be the one he seeks comfort from... the one he seeks nourishment from... this beautiful creature that God gave me to love, comfort, protect... and every minute I hold him, I see God...

Why I'm on the computer right now is beside me but sometimes you just need to document these feelings, these moments because they're fleeting and with my memory, they'll be gone QUICKLY!

For me, seeing those tiny feet that are already growing out of the baby stage... it's a beautiful job that I am enjoying every minute of. I am so in love with my boys...

Joshua... my tender, people pleaser who doesn't have an aggressive, mean bone in his body. He aims to please and will do anything he can to avoid hurting some one's feelings. I love his heart.

Drew... my considerate son that fears either of his parents being "mad" at him... he is crushed at the thought that he has let someone down to the point of tears and hugs. I love this boy's heart.

Benjamin... I get so teary-eyed thinking that HE is my last son. He is the last one that I'll ever get to rock to sleep at night. He is the last one I'll change diapers for. He is the last one that I'll nurse to sleep and cuddle with. He is the last one that will call me "Mom." How much I am cherishing my time with him is an understatement. I guess it's because that while I'm living his life of "firsts" ... I'm living my life of "lasts" and frankly, I don't like it one bit.

On that note, I think I need to go hold him since they do grow up ever so quickly.

Live in the moment.... overlook the dust bunnies and e-mails tonight, spend time with your kids doing what THEY want to do -- unplug and plug into THEM. They grow up so fast.

Here's the song if you're so inclined to check it out...CLICK HERE. It's a great video that will bring a tear to any mom... close out the world for a minute and live in the moment with the words moving you.

I just walked down the street to the coffee shop
had to take a break
I'd been by her side for eighteen hours straight
I saw a flower growing in the middle of the sidewalk
pushing up through the concrete
like it was planted right there for me to see
the flashin' lights, the honkin' horns
all seemed to fade away
in the shadow of that hospital at 5:08
I saw God today

I've been to church
I've read the book
I know He's here, but I don't look
near as often as I should
Yeah, I know I should
His fingerprints are everywhere
I'd just slow down to stop and stare
opened my eyes and man I swear
I saw God today

I saw a couple walking by they were holding hands
Man, she had that glow
yeah I couldn't help but notice she was starting to show
I stood there for a minute takin' in the sky
lost in that sunset
a splash of amber melted in the shades of red


I got my face pressed up against the nursery glass
She's sleeping like a rock
My name on her wrist wearing tiny pink socks
She's got my nose, she's got her mama's eyes
My brand new baby girl
She's a miracle
I saw God today


Keli said...

April. This post brought me to tears. Like, I'm crying right now. Ugh.
Hubby says we're done having kids, but in my heart I know I'm not. You are so right about this song. It is amazing. It always makes me stop and take a minute (or 20) and just be. I have never seen the video though, so I'm off to watch it (and probably cry some more!)
Thanks for sharing!

brandt! said...

Love, love, love what you wrote! I have always loved that song .. and once again it made me cry!
I know what you mean about the babies .. but they grow into different stages .. enjoy each one!