|I love this quote by Jim Elliot.|
- Spring break in March (the beach is calling my name!).
- Summer break!! No school for 2.5 blissful months, plus a few vacations planned.
- Next school year.
- Two years from now when Connor will be done with medical school. He'll finally be making some money, we can (maybe) buy a house, and (maybe) start a family.
- Lots of years from now when I can hopefully be a stay at home mommy.
Today my cousin posted this on Facebook today: "A legend about St. Francis tells that he was hoeing his garden one afternoon when someone asked him to speculate on what he would do if he knew he was going to die that day. "I would hoe my garden" was his reply, content in what God's plan was from him that day."
What would you do if you knew it was your last day on earth? My answer would probably include things like: sleep in late, spend time with my family, get a manicure, etc. I'm ashamed to admit it would be mostly selfish activities. My answer should be: I would get up at the crack of dawn and teach my students all day, just like I do every day. Because that is God's plan for my life these days. What could be better than spending my last day on earth doing what God designed me to do? This is where He wants me to be right now, so I'm working on being content in my circumstances. I love my job and have been so blessed. I'll try not to look forward to the next big thing - I might miss what is right in front of me!
Just thought I'd share that with the blog world today - maybe there are other people out there who get so caught up looking forward to the next thing that they miss the beauty of living in the present. I know I've been gone for awhile (4 months!), and I won't make promises about being back again soon. Life has been crazy, but it's nice to sit down every once in a while and catch up on blogging. (Summer - here's the blog post you were asking for! :))