"We have never been called to define God, we have been called to behold Him." - Abraham Joshua Heschel

Moment in Time Photography - Blog

April 16, 2009


Funny, life is really all about perspective. Your perspective, others perspective. It changes everything.

I learned that a lot this past week when Troy was away.

I've found lately, that my perspective has been on the rough spots in the days, the times that I want to pull my hair out. . .or run screaming around the block . . .or (well, you get the idea)

And that affects how I parent. It affects how I live, the words I use, the effort I put into things.

I've been trying to shift my perspective.

Focusing not on the moments, but on the people. Their emotions, their needs, their lives. The difference in my reaction to things is huge.

I'm not the most patient person in the world, but you know what, this past week and a bit, God has taken me, and walked me step (by sometimes painful) step into shifting my perspective to the people. Away from the moments, away from myself, and onto Him and onto others.

And I am finding that I have a lot more patience. I get angry less and I take the time to stop and think before the words come pouring out of my mouth. (Weren't we supposed to learn that when we were like 2?!?)

Granted, I have far from got this mastered!

I am beyond thankful and praying that this work will continue to completion, for He promises that it will.

Mr. Owen at 11 months
(where DID the time go?) Yes, his mouth is full!

Think he was done with having his picture taken!


Sally's World said...

you are so right, it's not something i have mastered yet, but i have high hopes...these pictures are totally adorable!

Angela & Tom Newman said...

Really like your headers, this one is so pretty.
Totally hear you on the perspective thing and expereiencing the truth to those words! IT's soo true. It IS so easy, sometimes, to get caught up inthe 'frustrations' of the moment - I know!!But in the bigger picture, the frustrations dissappear and become the people - THAT's what we value more than anything. And you know what, friend... I've noticed it about you lately. There's a peace that you are carrying that is truly beautiful. Thanks for sharing & inspiring!! :)

As an aside... a funny thing... my word verification is: frool. Almost a word in OUR house!! LOL!!

Lindsay said...

Love the pictures of Owen :) Precious!

Continue looking at the big picture ... and praying for the patience and calm spirit that only He can give. I'll be praying that for myself as well :)

Blessings to you as you continue to be the best mama to your {3} that you can be!

He'll give you strength, energy & rest when you need it. He will.