My Right Now

Shhh….don’t tell anyone, but I’m taking a break from my “inspired” day that has me busily working on this home of ours. But, this post has been brewing for a few days, and I really want to get back to writing regularly, and I just knew it couldn’t wait any longer.

I just needed to announce that I am completely in love with my “right now”. Today. This moment, where I am alone, cleaning a house (and we are a clan of 5, so think of all the chores…yep, let that sink in…got it?) I love it. And I look forward to this afternoon, when it is crazy hour, and I have to be bossy about homework, and strict about pre-dinner snacking, all while making sure dinner is cooking, dogs are fed, and no one is distracting anyone else. And when baby daddy comes home, and I have to wait for “my” turn because the littles all need a turn first. And pillow talk, when my mouth goes a million miles a minute, and poor baby daddy just wants to rest. I love it.

I didn’t realize how much I had been living looking back, or looking forward, far past my “now” to something different, until the other night. I think I’ve been out of that phase for quite a while, but I was a little stuck in my mind set and thinking patterns and had grown a bit more negative than I like. I was praying, and crying (as I often do these days, thank you hormones), and as I asked God to be the foundation of our family, and to go before each of these people that I love best, I realized how much I have right now. And I let go of some very heavy burdens, and a lot of hurt. And while I am looking forward to many of the future things that are in store for us, I am not desperate to change my right now. And there isn’t a time I want to go back to – no more wishing to manage a country club that stressed me out, no more wishing to be a kid again. I can see just how beautiful, and blessed, my right now is.

This realization, and opening of my eyes, has me hoping and praying that I never lose sight of the “right now” – that by the grace of God, I have the strength for all of the daily tasks, the small and big ones, the easy and hard ones. I pray that I have enough vision to know what those building blocks are doing for all of our futures, and enough patience to keep building. But I pray that I don’t get stuck in the vision, wishing away my right now – because this time is so precious, and there is so much good that it overwhelms me when I really start looking at it. And I pray that all of these people that I love best will love their right now, too, and find the hope that is in the “every day, ordinary” things.

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About Regina Walker

I am a Jesus-girl, wife, mom, writer, sister, daughter, baker, cook, maid, teacher, business partner, farmer, and more. I am busy raising kids, and praying daily for them to be servants of Christ. I am the blessed wife of a very hard working man, together we own and operate our own business. We live on a small farm where we are learning more about sustainable living. We do our best to enjoy life, help others, and use the talents God gave us for His glory. Our goal is to teach our kids to do the same. I welcome all emails - you can reach me at reginawalker86@gmail.com - feel free to email me anytime, just be patient in waiting for my response!
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One Response to My Right Now

  1. Mom says:

    Praise God! I have been praying for you to find this for so long! Striving in life is good- but not when you lose sight of how good life is today, ‘right now’ because of our loving God!

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