I was listening to a podcast this morning on my way to work as I often do. Emily P. Freeman was giving life advice in the soothing, willowy, calm way only she can. (Check out “The Next Right Thing” on Spotify. I tried to link it but can’t.)
She talked about writers writing about what they know as a daily practice.
So, here I go. Here are some things I currently “know”. (Insert all the air quotes here because, WHAT do I REALLY know?)
I know that teenagers are like roller coaster. Up and down they go, where they stop, nobody knows. Unless you have food. They will stop for food. I know my daughter and son need time to decompress after a long day at school. I know they don’t really need advice but a listening ear.
I know Colorado is hot and dry and I need to wear more sunscreen lest I dry up like an old prune.
I know I am still waiting to take the best yearbook photo ever. I’m 42. Still haven’t.
I know my husband is kind and wants to take care of us even when he is away. I know he loves to cook and I love to eat what he cooks.
I know gas is expensive and I am like an Uber these days. I know I need to streamline our schedules and I’m trying my best.
I know we just went from zero to a thousand miles an hour and we just started school. I know I need to place boundaries around our time because no one is truly happy when we’re exhausted.
I also know that I am truly blessed to have a crazy schedule and healthy kids and a loving husband. I know these chaotic moments and schedules will pass and in a few years, I’ll be calling my kiddos instead of driving them around.
I know we have new neighbors that are kind and good and stop everything when my car battery dies to help out. I know I love our little house we are crammed into. I know I’ll miss it later.
I know these moments are fleeting and fast. I know life is hard and altogether good, if I look for that goodness. I know God has sustained me over the last few years, and He always will, even if His provision looks so different than I ever imagined.
So, what do you know?
James 4:14 “Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.”