Are you ever tempted to take a picture at every even non-significant thing that happens in your life? Maybe you are not prone to do this... but I certainly am. Why is it that I want to hold onto every moment that occurs? I think "living in the past" is something I cherish more than living in the actual moment. I savor memories much more than the moment in which I currently live.
The brothers and I just ventured up to my Grandparent's house bearing the gifts of white-chocolate dipped ginger snaps as well as a jar of borrowed molasses. We joked around on our way up there, stomping through the snow and running in the street as crazy people would do.
After visiting with my grandpa and grandma for a few minutes, we returned, making snow angels along the way. It was perfect, yet now that it is past it is even more cherished than it was a mere fifteen minutes ago...
I need to find a verse to capture my thoughts in this moment and perhaps bring truth and clarity to the direction they should proceed from here. Let's see...
Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable,
whatever is right, whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute,
if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise,
let your mind dwell on these things.
As long as I am praising God for the memories instead of simply trying to hold onto them, I am able to dwell on these things. Oh how my heart abounds with praise for the pure, lovely day I have had. Thank you Jesus!