Saturday, January 31, 2009

Enjoying the little things

I apologize for the lack of blogging lately. But, somehow, with what is going on with baby Cora, nothing really seems worth blogging about. It's kind of hard to go on talking about silly, mundane things when your friends are suffering so much.

As I was sitting here thinking about my weekend and also checking Cora's website I began thinking about simplicity. It seems like in today's world of television, video games, sports, etc. somehow just enjoying time together as a family has become...boring unless some sort of activity is involved. Not that I think everyone just needs to sit around staring at each other. But this weekend I've really just enjoyed being together as a family. We've started a new tradition here at the Washburn household. We've decided every Friday night is to be "Family Night". A night that we have set aside to spend time with each other. It's just too easy to let things get in the way. As I think of the McClenahan's I wonder if they just wish they could take Cora home and just enjoy time together as a family.

Back in July, we had a 7 year old boy from our church killed in a farming/car accident. It was the first time I actually realized that my children could be taken tomorrow. After all, I need to remember that they are NOT mine, but the Lord's. The same is true with my husband. Sometimes I go through life assuming they will be around forever, which is easy to do. But I want to make sure I make the most of the time I have with them. Lilly is almost 5! 5!! I can't believe in 5 more years she'll be 10. It amazes me how time flies. So, my advice on living simply today? Enjoy just being together as a family. Enjoy learning what your children/husband like. Enjoy them!

And, I know I'm sounding like a broken record here, but please, continue to pray for Cora. My heart breaks even more every time I read their updates. I can't imagine how hard it must be for them to watch their baby suffer so much. I'm not sure I could do it. Thanks, friends!

Running the race,
~A

This post is part of "Living Simply Saturdays" hosted by keeperofthehome.org

1 comment:

StacyJean said...

To be quite honest I am not exactly sure what I want to do in Youth Development. Currently I am a youth sponsor at the youth group. As soon as traveling with my job settles down (which should be August) I want to become a Big Sister for BBBS. Ideally what I would like to do is work with youth in urban areas, OR stay within the government working on military installations creating programs and activities for youth. Or I also think about being a school counselor. Ha! So as you can tell, I don't really know, but getting my Masters seemed like the first logical step is getting to any of those goals!