Do you ever find yourself doing this?
"Oh, life will be all settled and good once we move into that house."
"After we're done with potty-training, *then* we can enjoy ourselves."
"Once my husband gets that promotion...."
"When I buy _______, then life will be easier/better."
Where does that come from? Is it procrastination? I find myself doing that all the time. "oh, after the holidays...", "maybe when the kids are a bit older...", "once we get through this hectic schedule for the next month...", etc.
Yet life is going on around me. It's going on right here, in my house, with my kids, my husband, MY life. Right now.
And if I'm not careful.....I'm gonna miss it.
I'm gonna miss it, waiting for *just* the right circumstances. While I'm waiting, my babies are gonna grow up. Before I know it, months, then years will have flown by....all while I was waiting.
So every once in a while, when I catch myself saying that phrase again, I have to STOP! I have to stop and tell myself to be intentional. Every single day. Why do I get up in the morning? Why do I put the effort and time into my family? What is my goal? Once I figure that out (or remind myself...again), I can stop putting off my life - waiting for some unknown "perfect" time - and get on with life. Our life, here. Now. Today.
It's happening. I just need to be intentional and make sure I'm a part of it!