Wow… I have already gotten to one hundred posts on this blog of mine!! And 99 followers!!!
Today is also a special day for me in other ways, – because, well, it’s my birthday! 🙂
And I am telling you, – I am VERY thankful for LIFE! To be given this opportunity to LIVE, it is the greatest of gifts! I want to use every day to its fullest potential! I want to be present in every moment!
The other day I was pondering what is my most favorite time of the day. The freshly brewed morning coffee scores high, as does the glas of wine with my husband in the evening. But I even enjoy the efficient work mornings, it feels good getting things done. And really, when I think about it, I enjoy the homework-time with the kids in the afternoon, taking them to their various activities, reminding them to clean their rooms etc. etc. – because this was always my dream! Being a mom is one of the greatest blessings in my life! So, no complaints about how that works out in practicality! And I love the sweet times of doing crafts with my kids or reading with them, going for hikes with them or just talking with them and spending time together. I want to hold on to those times, at the same time as I don’t want to complain about all the other things that comes along with it.
I am reminding myself to not just rush through my days, as if I am always wanting to get to the next stage. I want to be present and enjoy every moment, – because each one is such a gift!
And for me to get to live my life in Jerusalem, to raise my kids here in the holy city, it is just so amazing that I have to remind myself that I am not dreaming. And at such a time as this! To get to be alive at such an exciting time! To witness the state of Israel being built, the city of Jerusalem being rebuilt, to be a part of it all, – WOW! And to think of what our generation may be blessed to see! To prepare for the coming of our Mashiach!! (And to have front row seats to witness that….!) I am excited about life, guys!!!