Thursday, June 23, 2011

Being Still In the Busyness

This summer has been anything but still. We have been on the go 24/7. As the days quickly go by, I wonder where all the time is going. School is only a month and a half away, Katelund's baptism is right around the corner, and Makayla Claire will be here in three short weeks. In all the busyness, I am so thankful for the moments that I have had this week to just be still.

I have been still as I have sat outside alone on the driveway just to watch the magic of a summer night as the fireflies dance around and as the warm gentle breeze blows the lush green leaves on our trees. I have been still as I have laid in bed just a little bit longer wrapped up in Cory's arms as we enjoyed a moment alone while the sun made its way over the horizon. I have been still as I have snuggled up with my girls and read books with them on a rainy afternoon. I have been still as I held Hailey in my arms the other night and rocked her to sleep. I have been still as I read scriptures last night to the girls and got all emotional as the Spirit bore witness to me once again of the truthfulness and power of the Book of Mormon.

These moments of being still have reminded me of what summer is all about, what life is all about. Doctor appointments, dentist appointments, swim team, grocery shopping, visiting teaching, service opportunities, play dates...all these things are important and good, but moments of stillness when I remember who I am and who I want to become, who my children are, in my eyes and in the Lord's, it is then that I remember how important it is to just be still and know that He is God. And when I remember that, somehow the stillness seems to stay in my heart, even through all the busyness.


The Sharp Family said...

love your post! Thank you!

Carrie said...

Great post Melissa. You are so right. It is in those moments of stillness that we can really feel the Spirit and connect with our loved ones and the beauties around us. It has been a while since I have really been still...Thanks for the great reminder.

Anonymous said...

I know you are having a little girl but if you ever have a boy, please don't circumcise him.

Moroni 8:8

Dan and Anne said...

I am so glad that things are going well for you. I love reading about your little family and keeping up with what's happening in your life. You are amazing and always inspire me to do better.
By the way Love your baby's name :)

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