Weekly Memory Verse: "A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones." --Proverbs 17:22
Last night Tim and I watched the movie About Time, starring Rachel McAdams (my favorite actress). It was a beautiful film, ultimately about embracing the present and treasuring each moment. At the end of the movie, the father travels back in time to enjoy one last experience with his son when he was a little boy, who is now grown. This scene brought me to tears with the stark realization that when Adeline is an adult, I will never be able to revisit this time in our lives. I won't be able to travel back in time and feel her head snuggled in the curve of my neck, to feel the weight of her leaning on my chest as she sits in my lap to read a book, to feel her tiny feet locked tightly around my waist when I hold her, to hear her squeals of delight as she grips the back of my shirt while riding the "choo-choo train." This is it. Each day is the last time I get to experience each day. In the frustrating moments of raising a strong-willed toddler, I pray I remember what an insatiable gift God has given me. My beautiful, funny, creative, intelligent, cheeky Adeline. And thus, receive "the good medicine of a joyful heart."
I'm Ashley Ashcraft,
a military wife and
stay-at-home mama, earnestly seeking the Christ-like life. I invite you to walk alongside me in my quest to raise our children and join the antics of our unpredictable military lifestyle. I pray your heart feels rejuvenated and inspired each time you visit OFH!