tomorrow {five minute friday}

it’s ok to let it go.  i tell myself that, and still the piles that threaten to eat me in my sleep, haunt my dreams.  the towering collections of things-that-must-be-organized hover everywhere i turn, and the things-that-must-be-found-to-organize-them list grows with each box i unpack.




yet in the midst of it, i look around, in awe of what my Papa has provided.  after six months of waiting, in our precious and tiny cottage by the sea, we’ve found ourselves in a light-filled, high-ceiling home with friendly neighbors (and daily driveway soccer and basketball dates with their kiddos), a nearby woods with -what?!- cranberry bogs, and hardwood floors.  it sounds silly, but somehow in my still-a-little-girl-inside mind, hardwood floors and great afternoon light spilling into the windows translates into having “arrived” in the magic kingdom.


still, in the beauty after a wait, i find ways to criticize myself.  my unpacking is taking too long (it’s been a week.  much of our lives has been packed for a year).  i’m not blogging or working out enough.  i’m getting scattered and my time to read and be quiet with God is slacking.  school took a backseat for a couple weeks (we just found all the books and now the real studying begins!).  and the thing is?  there is always tomorrow.  in a good way.


not in a procrastinating-unhealthily kind of way, but in a way that says it’s ok to enjoy the moment, to relish the blessings, and to know that what actually must get done, will.  because ultimately, my Papa has it, and what He has planned for me will get accomplished.


it’s no excuse to stick my head in the sand and ignore the necessary (kids must be fed and laundry must be done, or it smells bad, ha!).  but i can be here, in the moment, and thank my Papa for the blessings, and let what can wait, wait, for tomorrow.


what do you have in your day that is needed today?  what can be left for tomorrow?  much love, friend.  🙂


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this post was written as part of a weekly writing challenge called five minute friday.  join other amazing writers as they share their hearts, joined by a mutual theme word.  it’s a fun read!

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  1. Reply
    Sarah Lowther Hensley
    April 18, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Hardwood floors and great afternoon light. Yes. And perhaps a book. Even amid the chaos of moving, it sounds like you are in a wonderful place today. And still tomorrow. Nice post. -Sarah, stopping by from Five Minute Friday.

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    April 18, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    I so agree with “enjoy the moment,” to actually be present with your entire being. Take your time and enjoy this new space which seems to bring you much joy. #fmfparty

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    E Wright
    April 18, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Honest. Encouraging. Beautiful post. Thank you. The reminder that “my Papa has it, and what He has planned for me will get accomplished,” relaxed my shoulders (which I was not aware were tense), and released my breath (which I did not realize I was holding). Thank you. Visiting from FMF.

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      July 14, 2015 at 6:22 pm

      E – it’s long delayed, but thank you so much for your words… they caused me to relax and breathe, too. blessings, sister!

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    April 18, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Oh gosh I love this post. Never were there truer words spoken than those you shared today

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      July 14, 2015 at 6:23 pm

      hearts and huge smiles, charlotte… thank you for taking the time to comment and to share your heart, as well! hugs to you.

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