It’s here! My mom arrived yesterday afternoon, so this morning I had the rare privilege of putting my makeup on by myself. I was thinking about how this day seemed so elusive for so long – no matter how close the calendar got to February 1st it just seemed a long way off. Last Saturday, we set up the baby’s bed in our room, moved in my nighttime nursing chair, got out the newborn diapers, vacuumed in hidden corners, brought out the newborn clothes. After all that, Joel sent me for a pedicure and suggested take-out pizza when I got home (that man of mine is a keeper).
Yet, there was still something missing. There was a different kind of preparing I needed to do.
Remember the chant from the TV show Friday Night Lights: “Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can’t lose.” Yes, that was it. I needed some of that.
Clear eyes to see the miracle and the magic.
Full heart to give full thanks.
Clear eyes to see the here now.
Full heart to delight in the moment.
:: Can’t lose ::