Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Chasing The Fireflies {Simple Moments, Bigger Picture}

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My brain is in overdrive.

Part of it is from the conference I was just at, part of it is...I don’t know hormones? Maybes baby girl is my muse since I have just felt like a fountain of creativity and inspiration since my third trimester.

A tired inspiration.

Since I have a new baby.

Who is teething

Oh and I have two other children, a house, a husband...

Ideas, dreams, flittering around in my head like fireflies on a summer night.

Waiting to be caught.

Catching fireflies is a slow process, it takes patience and timing. You must approach slowly with a steady hand so you can scoop them up. I must accept that in this season of life (new mom, multiple kids) that things will take time and patience. Delaying a dream doesn’t mean not achieving it or chasing it, it just means letting it sit on a shelf for while. It may gather dust and loose it’s luster but it will still be sittng there.

For I truly believe He doens’t give us talents or ideas for wont. I believe I will fulfill many of these dreams, I just need to remember to do it on His timeline and not mine.

Simply chasing dreams, that’s my Simple Moment, Bigger Picture this week. What’s yours?

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Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

i think if patience were easy, it wouldn't be a virtue. I love what you say here: we have our whole lives to life a full life. It's okay to take things one step at a time - even if our hearts beg us to jump three at once. :)

Working Mommy said...

I used to love catching was always so relaxing. If you sit in the same place long enough - they will just come to you...eventually :)


Barbara said...

I love your outlook on life. I agree that there is nothing wrong with delaying a dream, I just hope that I don't give up on some altogether!

Hyacynth said...

Goosebumps ... I was just listening on the radio last night while driving home to living with in the seasons of life ... especially the season of life where we are leaving and cleaving, submitting and respecting and being fruitful and multiplying. There will be time.

suzannah | the smitten word said...

wait is such a hard word. this lovely, melissa.

Ginny Marie said...

I had forgotten how hard it can be to catch a firefly until I took my girls outside to catch them one night. I wanted them to be quick and go to bed...they wanted to run outside and try to catch fireflies! I had to practice patience that night. :)

May said...

I just had the opportunity to chase fireflies last night. Simple joy for sure! These photos are so gorgeous.

Kelly Miller said...

I struggle with this. 15 projects at once, the inevitable overwhelm and breakdown, and then finally the remembrance that I'm simply not meant to do it all at once. Patience is not my strong suit.

Unknown said...

Beautiful. I can relate. And love the pictures. Perfect for this.