Turn Around and Move Forward

I am the mother of an adult. I let the words roll around in my head a bit, but they still don’t really register.

Christmas 2002

All four of my children are in double digits. How did we get here?

I will have been married 23 years in 9 days (in 2019 it’ll be 30 years!). Impossible to really comprehend what that will look like while at the altar of “I do.”

Don’t Get Stuck in the Past; Move Forward

Move forward in God's grace and mercy.

A day seemed like forever at times. Still does. But as I look back, time is but a whisper.

Motherhood is so short looking through the rear-view mirror. Life itself registers as incredibly short to my forty-five years’ perspective.

Do my parents feel that way? When the seventies, eighties, and perhaps even nineties hit, does it feel like a long life or but a speck of time?

My guess is the latter for most.

It’s difficult to grasp the passage of time. It’s difficult to make sense of all that has passed in that blink.

And that’s okay. Because what happened yesterday is not nearly as important as what will happen today. Each day is a gift to embrace. 

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Each day is new…. a chance to make a difference. For all of us. 

Don’t get stuck in the past. Turn around and move forward in God’s grace and mercy.

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Sunne children 2012

2012

Each day is an opportunity to grasp God’s will for our lives, whether 5 years or 95, … to find our purpose and do it.

You don’t even know what tomorrow will bring—what your life will be! For you are like smoke that appears for a little while, then vanishes. Instead, you should say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that” (James 4:14-15).

Reflections: Looking back, has your life been “as a vapor” or seemingly unending? Do you tend to get stuck in the past or move forward each day with purpose? What difference can you make today?

Lisa-Jo’s prompt for today is “grasp.” Click on the 5 Minute Friday button below to read other great FMF posts.

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By His grace ≈

Julie

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Find hope in your real-life struggles. We'll chase it together! I am a wife; mom of 4 (including a young adult daughter with special needs); miscarriage mom of 5; author & follower of Jesus Christ. I write, edit, speak and enjoy everything outdoors.

10 comments on “Turn Around and Move Forward
  1. Sandi says:

    I’m tucking this line in my brain today, “Each day is an opportunity to grasp God’s will for our lives, whether 5 years or 95, … to find our purpose and do it.”
    Thank you. Beautiful post.

  2. This passing of time and children growing up baffles and amazes me almost daily. Mine are 25, 22, and 19…when did this happen? Seems like yesterday I was playing with Barbies and Legos with them. But now I get to enjoy it all over again as a Nana, and it’s even MORE FUN!!

  3. RaZella says:

    A very beautiful post. I just celebrated my three year anniversary with my husband. I have a 17 year old step daughter, and an 11 year old son. Time does feel like a “blink”. I enjoyed reading this, and enjoyed the pictures you included. I stopped in from FMF. Thank you for sharing.

  4. shortybear says:

    Great post.

  5. Linda Smith says:

    “What happened yesterday is not nearly as important as what will happen today … and tomorrow… Each day is new. Each day is a chance to make a difference. Don’t get stuck in the past. Turn around and move forward today.” ~ Julie Sunne

    Thank you Julie – I just read this tonight – your words sum up my own Journal notes so well…

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