Have you ever just been completely awestruck? Where you stopped and couldn’t help but stare…I feel like I keep finding myself stopped by the wonder of the creations around me. It’s really not been a bad problem to have. I have just found it to be very distracting.
Just yesterday I took my boys out for a walk to the park and then to a market. Barrett said he wanted to walk like big boy. After all, in his words, “mommy, I big boy!” cue grin from ear to ear for me :) So I get his brother in the stroller and set up his seat for the eventual move he will make to it and we start walking. He reached up for my hand, as he held his green bucket with a ball in the other hand. As I pushed the stroller with one hand and held his little hand with my other for a moment I got lost in the clumsiness that was me trying to steer a stroller and properly hold Barrett’s hand. But then I looked down at him as we walked. I could feel his sweet, small fingers in my hand. What a delight and joy to feel his trust in my protection. Then I watched him as he clinked his bucket along the house fences we walked along. He was enamored with the sound it made. I couldn’t help but be so taken by his simplicity of life.
There were so many little things to take in I could never have written it all down if I tried; let alone remember each moment as it passed. But I did fix my mind on the feeling that flooded my heart. This little boy is God’s beautiful creation of the love my husband and I share. His life is so precious, and I am so blessed to get to stare in complete wonder at the beauty of it from it’svary creation.
WOW wow wow!!! I know it’s so easy to be awestruck by an amazing sunset, expansive mountain ranges, or sprawling desert landscapes. But when was the last time you looked at someone you loved and were just completely awestruck? Awestruck by the creation of who they are. What they are to you. How they are walking in this life. I know it is hard to slow down and just stare at someone you love, and maybe it’s even a little creepy…..but it is so worth the pause in your day. Your heart will be flooded with love and appreciation. Your mind will try to take note of every little thing. And you will feel God’s presence all around you.
So, no matter where you find yourself just look up and take in the beauty of the humans you love. Enjoy all the little things about them. Be awestruck by their creation and by God’s gift of them to you. Then channel this passion into your life. Because when you channel your passion for life into action it’s crazy contagious!
I am a Christ follower, a wife, a mother of 3 boys and was an active duty member of the United States Air Force for 8 1/2 year. I medially retired in December 2018 from the Air Force and I know work as a Fitness and yoga instructor, I run the customer service experience for a local swim school and I am a Doula. I am also working on my Master's in social work.