Thursday, September 17, 2009

There's No Time Like The Present

These two little darlings are now 8 and 10!

Sitting in our backyard of the first house we bought. We thought these two were it.......
We were done having kids......
I was 21 and my husband was 23.....
We had the perfect house that we were going to stay in forever......
We had our boy and our girl.....
Life was good.......

But......
My husband worked LONG hours and we didn't see him much.....


So......
We sold our house and invested in starting our own business......
Daddy was home more! A lot more!
We both decided we wanted more kids.........
I'm SO glad we had moreeeeeeeeeee:)
I'm glad we didn't listen to anyone else......


God is so VERY good!

I can look back and see God's plan even though I didn't see it then.......


Time is flying by.......
I'm very busy now.........


I remember when Austin was a little baby people use to tell me," enjoy him they grow up fast. " But as young mom at 19 you think you have your whole life ahead of you and how could time go by that fast??? Ha!....but now I know what they were talking about!

I often remind myself how fast the kids are growing up. I am trying to enjoy this season in life being a mommy, because I know it will be over before I know it. I only get one chance at raising my kids and I want to make the most of it. I don't want to only be busy just taking care of all of them but to really slow down and enjoy them.


I want to jump into their little worlds and really get to know them, what they like and dislike. I want to understand their dreams and their struggles.


So, if there's something you've been longing to do, or someplace you've been dreaming about going or something you have been wanting to do with them.... go for it! What are you waiting for? We're not promised tomorrow, which is why we need to live each day as if it were our last. Love a little more. Laugh a little more. Hug your kids more. Serve God with all your heart. Don't let the sun go down without telling your family how much you love them. Spend time with them.Make sure your kids know how much Jesus loves them. Think of today as a gift from God....because it is!


Now, I still have a whole house to pack............but that will have to wait.......I promised to take my kids to the fair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


*I know I'm dropping tons of hints.......I promise to share as soon as things are more concrete:)


Trust me I'm dying to tell you!

18 comments:

Rochelle Ax said...

:) Call me!!! 951.295.2180
I still have the same cell number, but no contacts... ahhhhh! :) I'm so excited!

Aimie said...

That was so beautiful Bridget! You are the best mommy on the planet! Have fun at the fair and please eat tons of cotton candy for me, ooohh and the sweet tea too!

EJ & Roo said...

you are amazing mother!! can't wait to hear good news!!!

Heather said...

You are very right about how kids grow up so fast! I was just looking at pictures of my daughter last night from when she was a newborn and it's amazing how much she has changed in just one year! It's bittersweet :( Thanks for the reminder to enjoy all the little moments with our children, we never get this time back! Can't wait to see what the future holds for you and your family!! By the way...that picture of Faith and Austin is too cute =)

Susan said...

I love this post! I hope the fair was fun! I can hardly wait to hear the good news :O)

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

And we're dying to hear!!

Blessings,
LMM

~Jenna's Baggs said...

good news?!! WAHOO! been going through the same thing as of late...time FLIES!!! enjoying them in NH ;)

Marie Evelyne Lanathoua said...

Ok Bridget.....can't wait to hear!!!!

Have a wonderful day....

Marie

Jen said...

You're absolutely right... and this year has proved to me things aren't always as they seem, and at any moment, your life can be turned upside down. The beauty is knowing and understanding it. ;) You're a step ahead than most!

Laura said...

Can't wait to hear! I've been praying for you all!

Nicholle said...

You can't do that to us. I want to know!!
I am so glad you had the big family you have. You are the PERFECT person for it and look how beautiful they all are inside and out. It's hard to find amazing mom's like you.

4kidscrazy said...

I am excited to see what the future holds for you. You have been on my mind since I saw you last. You are an amazing mom and I can't wait to hear all the stories from you new adventure :)

Jo Jo said...

As a church we are reading the book called One Month to Live and it talks about going for your dreams and doing the things you've always longed to do right now instead of "someday." I really hope this all works out for you guys!

Emily said...

YOU ARE SOOOO RIGHT!

We decided that our lives were NOT going the way we would like, but even more importantly the way we thought God would approve of either ~ a much bigger wake up call than our own comfort! My husband and I decided that we were going to surrender it ALL to God and WOW, we certainly weren't expecting what would take place! We've learned SO much, had our life turned upside down, but KNOW we are walking in HIS will now, instead of our own! It's a place of craziness, but with it comes a peace that passes ALL understanding!!!

Allison said...

Ive been a reader for a while but only an occasional commenter! :) I hope your news is what I think it is! You have such cute kids! :) Have fun at the fair and good luck packing!

Loni's World said...

:) Can't wait to hear. Good luck moving.

K_Dot said...

Beautiful perfect post... I needed that today :o)

Laurel said...

Another great post!

24 years ago, I was 23 ... I had my boy and my girl ... everyone thought we were the "perfect family"

I then had my first 5 babies in 4 years. Everyone thought we were surely done. But #6 came along a year and a half later. Were we done yet?

I am so glad that we weren't done then. If so, I would now be facing the dreaded empty nest. But, no, I have 6 more children to raise.

I am so blessed that we listened to the Lord, rather than to the voices of our friends and family. God had/has an amazing plan for our family. We are just asked to trust Him and follow Him and thank Him for each step of the journey.

mama of 13