So many of us live so much of our lives in the fast lane with day to day activities.....paying bills, taking care of kids, doing dishes and laundry, scrubbing the bathrooms and floors throughout the house, going to work, making dinner.....the list is endless. We often get so caught up in our lives that we forget to enjoy everything we are blessed with - or enjoy being in the SLOW lane.
I was fortunate to be able to take a step back on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. We had to spend the night in the hospital with Silas and that is where we rang in the New Year.....not what I had planned at all. We had to cancel plans with friends for that night and I wasn't sure what we were going to do with our girls, since they weren't allowed to stay at the hospital. God always provides for us even when we don't know how things are going to happen. A wonderful friend of mine, who has such a wonderful heart, offered to stay with my girls and didn't charge me. She spent the night with them and was with them for close to a full day. I mean, what a blessing to have a friend who would drop everything when you need them!
Life in the SLOW lane can really be a wonderful thing when you are taking time to be thankful for the friends, family, and even the things we have that we take for granted on a day to day basis. Have you ever been on vacation and just enjoyed the scenery around you? People honking at you from behind to hurry up, but you just can't......you want to enjoy the beauty. Enjoy the SLOW lane of life.....your husband or wife, your kids, your families, being a stay at home or working mom, doing dishes, doing laundry, whatever ever you put your hands to. God has blessed us all with so much to be thankful for!