Today’s post was delayed due to a cuddling session.

How can you say no to a little boy who says: “Mommy can you cuddle with me because I love you?”

Blogging is not more important than anything as precious as that.

Today our school district has a two hour delay and my son (because he is in preschool) goes at the regular time. I keep checking my phone to see if they will eventually cancel, but I know this won’t be the case. The weather is good today and our snow that we got last night is starting to clear.

All of this snow and the school delays…delays of all kinds makes me miss the beach. This may sound random but it’s true. I miss good weather and the best weather I’ve ever had was at the beach. Well, except for last summer!

We were supposed to go last September to Myrtle Beach for my cousins wedding, but then the hurricane hit and ruined our plans. It was quite devastating, especially for her; the poor thing. Her wedding got delayed but was one of the best ones I’ve ever attended last October. Everything seemed to work out even better in the end…

But more devastating than all that is that my son has never gone to the beach. For me it’s nearly sinful to even think about this or admit to you, but no, he’s never yet known the beach. My dream land.

The beach for me has always been a place I’ve felt closest to being spiritual or in God’s presence. All of the water and sand—the Godly creations in massive form. It’s a certain ecstasy I dream about and lately I keep dreaming about it all. I think God is trying to tell me to at least get my son somewhere this summer—water related. Even if it’s merely the lake. Maybe the pool. It’s something he needs to see and experience. Real life over all of these video games and tv. He needs to see the things that I love about the world; that is part of the privilege of being a mom.

I always feel so guilty. I guess it’s part of being a Mom, but when I think of guilt I remember what a false notion it is. God doesn’t want me to feel guilty. Cuddling and delays like these are the most important thing God would want, and that’s what we are doing. We are not trying to find love and happiness on vacations or trips or money spent on frivolous things. Time together is most important regardless. And who knows why that hurricane interrupted all of our plans last year; it could have saved our lives had we not known it was coming. Delays are something I need to start to accept because God’s timing is the most important timing. And Amen to that!

I pray that regardless of any delays you may have today, you see the beauty that is in God’s world all around you. Even though it may not make sense at the time, there is a time for everything. Be patient and call on the Lord.

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:” Ecclesiastes 3:1

Delays

 

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