Just For Wonder
Small children are wonderful. :) Levi is getting so grown up, but he still uses certain parts of language in that unique way small children do. The other day we were visiting Grandma's house and he came running in saying:
"Is it almost time to leave - just for wonder?"
Translated this means he was wondering if it was almost time to go, but he wasn't in any hurry or anything. :) For some reason I found this particularly poetic that day, and marked it down as something to share.
Those words - just for wonder - made me stop and think. Sometimes the little things in life need to be appreciated, and in order to do that we must hit the pause button on our lives. Just for wonder... There are so many mysteries in this world, and so many wonder-ful things --- butterflies, forget-me-nots, baby toes, giggles and rainbows... Our God is so wonder-ful, and His world paints that wonder daily for us to see.
I have decided to slow down for a bit - life has been unbelievably crazy lately, and I've decided to spend more time remembering the reason I chose my path in life instead of working so hard on running down it. I withdrew from my classes (I wasn't having time to keep up in them anyway) and I'm focusing on getting our little family back to some semblence of "normal". We're still reeling from the loss of two of our family members last November, and I don't think the boys are going to be able to "get over it" unless I focus only on them for awhile. The nightmares have to be stopped - Isaac needs to sleep, and so do I. Recovery is not an easy process, but it is as much a part of life as hurt is, and we will recover... God is still in control. Jesus is still The Way, The Truth, and The Life -- and we are still following Him.
It helps to remember that there is so much in this world that is wonder-ful... It helps to pause and ask questions.... just for wonder...