Adaynasmile

Just another day in paradise…

Five Minute Friday: Here

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Sorry for being mia lately. I thought that this prompt was perfect for my return to my blog. More on all I have been up to in another post.

Here

I’m here.

Not sure I want to be.

But I’m here.

Here in this house that we have been blessed to have. Here in this mess of toys that my boys have been lovingly given. Surrounded by the mundaneness of day to day life.

I’m here.

I don’t always want to be here. I would much rather be there.

There where the weather is cooler. Where the water is warmer. Where family is closer. Where friends are nearer.

But I’m not there.

I’m here.

I’m learning to be content with being here. With not being there. Because I can’t always live life wishing I was there. I have to remember that God put me here for a reason.

I’m here to love. I’m here to bless the people I come in contact with. I’m here to take care of my family. I’m here to be a friend.

I know it isn’t bad to be here instead of there. But it is hard to not compare. It is hard to be content being here and not wishing to be there. But someday I will be there. Wherever there is. And I don’t want to wish then that I was here, and regret that I was not grateful for my time being here.

So I will count my blessings that surround being here. I will make being here the most important thing in the world. I will cry when I need to and then move on to enjoying the little moments that come with being here.

I will be glad that I am here.

Because whether I want to be or not. I am here.

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Blessings,

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Author: adaynasmile

I am a "domestic engineer" who enjoys dabbling in a variety of different artistic endeavors. I am blessed to be the wife of a wonderful man, and the mother of three handsome young men. These four men are the light of my life. Our life has a different set of challenges from many people, as we live the life of a military family, supporting my husband as he serves in the Air Force. The older boys are also Irish Twins, and are almost exactly 9 months apart. S was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in September 2011, which has brought its own challenges. T was diagnosed with hypoglycemia in September 2012. We live a hard life but one we wouldn't trade for the world. This blog is a place for me to share our life stories, my creative experiments, links to various things that I discover online, and any random thoughts that I may have. Thanks for checking it out!

3 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Here

  1. Dana, Thank you for sharing. I have no idea where your here and there are, but I can relate in so many ways. My there is coming soon, but I am wrestling to be content until it does. I know true contentment depends on neither here nor there in themselves, and I don’t want to continue to foster this heart of discontent. I would ruin here and take it into there. Prayers for you as you are in this place!

  2. LOvely little post!! I can so relate…truly being here and not comparing our lives to “there” is one lesson I am always learning ;) Found your from FMF :)

  3. Pingback: Five Minute Friday: Connect | Even A Girl Like Me

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