sometimes in the beautiful world of motherhood or wifehood or plain life, the days are long and hard and i end them slouched on the couch, wondering if i spent my time filled with anything valuable. while hoping i did, praying i did, i rest on the hope of tomorrow and the new mercies the morning can bring.
then there are some days i never want to end. my life flashes before me, the minutes seem to skip to the beat of my heart, the hours move like a freight train, i beg it to stop... big brother kisses little sister out of the blue and whispers an "i love you" that makes her smile like it's going out of style.
can't every day be like this? can't every moment be so sweet? then i remember there is Eternity for such things. and my soul wells up as i crane my neck toward the sky and rejoice. because really, all i can do is rejoice, as hope of forever spent with the Creator fills me to the very brim.
all the precious goodness down here is just a mere foretaste of glory divine. this makes me smile. every single day i wake, even on the hard ones, there is joy to be found knowing my hope rests in the maker of heaven and earth. when Eternity is my perspective it's possible to count it all as joy. threads of afternoon sunshine remind me to lace this hope around my very thoughts.
linking with Rachel today. and it's her birthday! happy birthday, my friend.