Saturday, June 13, 2009

Treasures of the Past

So often we take life for granted! So often we go along our daily activities, blind to what God has blessed us with. So often we are in search of what we already have in our life that we forget to stop and really see what is important!

I was able to pull up this old video that our friend put up on YouTube for us years ago (Thank you Samm!) Seeing this old video of our daughter Kailee when she was only 4 years old makes me realize just how quickly life goes by. The only thing that truly should give us joy, peace and happiness is God, family and friends in that order.

I am remembering even now as I write just how many wonderful memories my family have put in our lives together. My mental book is being written everyday I get to spend on earth with my family, learning about God, and all of the crazy things I did when I was a child all the way up until I became a responsible father and husband.

Although I don't think we should ever forget to be childlike!

I sat down just about an hour ago watching our daughter Kailee who is in the video now taking roller skating lessons. Watching the smile on her face while she skates around the rink trying to dance as best she can to music playing on the speakers. I realize just how lucky I am to have such a wonderful daughter, step daughter, wife and family.

There are so many pages that have been written and so many more that are blank just waiting to be filled with new and exciting memories. I can't wait to turn the page and see what is next! Remember to see what is around you before you miss it! Before I know it my kids will be grown and out of the house, I dread those days are soon coming faster than I care to admit!

So hold on, shut up, sit down, and have the time of your life with God as the driver and your family in the back seat of this great thing we call......Life!

God Bless and Have Faith!


RCUBEs said...

Your daughter was cute in that video and I'm sure, she's beautiful as she had grown more. It's amazing how days go by so fast! I do that sometimes, watch the old videos my husband and I took with my son. He loved seeing the things he did and spoke of when he was little and it was so much fun to be able to go back and have those memories be reminisced.

Thanks be to the Lord for giving us all these relationships especially our families that is a source of strength, comfort and love after Him...God bless.

Andrea said...

Very well said!! I just spend some very precious time with my grandbaby..sharing my dinner with her..letting her try new things and just loving on her.

Blessings, andrea

Sarah Dawn said...

Delighted to meet you! I just found your site through a friend and needed a splash of goodness today! Thank you for the poignant reminder to live, dance, and rejoice in all that God is doing and will do in our lives. I'll be back to splash around some more.

blessings from Costa Rica,
Sarah Dawn

Heart2Heart said...

Ah what can I say, I'm a little bit biased with the video? I love this one of Kailee. There are some things that remained unchanged about her, but she is growing into a great child of God thanks to all your wisdom and guidance.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Heart2Heart said...


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Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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