As I was going about my day today, I suddenly felt overwhelmed by all the responsibilities in my life. I have all these dreams and desires for a listening ministry. I want so much for these dreams to come true. But then there is the everyday stuff of life: an acute sickness, chronic illness, aging parents, finances, and relationships to maintain. All of the promises I have made to others piling up in my heart like little barbells around my freedom. I have great intentions and limited resources. What is going to have to give? What ball am I going to drop? Will I ever see my dream take flight? Oh, and by the way, my Christmas tree is still decorated in my living room! Yet, in a moment today it all seemed to make sense. This everyday stuff IS life. Life is messy and as much as I want to be the perfect wife, friend, daughter, and housekeeper, I want to treasure my life's moments even more. Life is messy and it won't turn out exactly like I imagine anyway. So I am going to embrace the mess and treasure my life for the jumble of chaos that it is. (At least until I forget again. 🙂 )
Life is what happens while you are waiting for something important to happen.