no promises...

August 10, 2009

I have to say that a sweet new friend of mine had the most precious blog that made me cry so I give her all the credit for this post. She said that she is not entitled to be a mom. It's not a "right" of hers. The Lord didn't promise her a tomorrow with her sweet baby. Thus, the gift of the now. This is so eye-opening. I am not promised tomorrow with my husband who is my world, my baby who I absolutely adore, my dogs that I love with all my I must enjoy the gift of today. All the silly things can wait. I can't get caught up in the things of the's about rocking my little one to sleep, listening to Chris play the piano, throwing the frisbee with Macy and is in the little things and not missing out. I remember when Aiden was in the NICU and I would have given ANYTHING to have him home thinking....some moms complain that their babies wake them up at night...and I would give anything to have him home waking me long as he was with me, in my arms. I hope I never forget that.

Just a thought....enjoy today, love big and never look back.


  1. Amen, sister. Glad you liked the post because your blog inspires me to pour out my life for the Lord and to love my husband & son more so thank you:)

  2. I just commented on Camille's blog (my husband and I grew up with her in Ruston) and realized after I did so that I totally just typed essentially the same thing you had...great minds think alike, right? So I had to visit your blog and it's so sweet, I've so enjoyed my visit! I'm an artist and new mommy too...nice to "meet" you! :)

  3. I love this it's so true. I struggle with staying in the moment, but now with Annie she teaches me how we are to be "childlike" and carefree and in awe and wonder of things we have become numb to - the sky, ice cream, a bird.....I was rocking her the other night thinking how quickly time will fly with her and while I hate that as I just want to savor every second with her, it is all we can do to enjoy the small things like you said. I love this post:)

  4. Casey,
    This is totally random. I came across your blog from another Baylor PI PHI's blog and your blog has been very comforting to me and my husband. We just had baby Will at Baylor hospital last Friday. Before we knew it he was taken to the NICU, he was 4 weeks early but big (6 pounds, 11 ounces). It has torn us apart to see him with the CPAP over his nose, the IV's in his little hand, all the flashing lights around him, and all the cords. We are on day 5 of him being there and we have total faith that God has his mighty healing hands upon Will's underdeveloped lungs. Aiden's pictures are EXACTLY what Will looks like, so I just had to comment. Thank you for comforting me during this trying time.
    Annie "Housholder" Houser (I think I was 2 pledge classes above you at Baylor)

  5. Thanks for this Casey! I know you wrote this many years ago but I just read it today and I really needed to hear these words right now. Appreciating today and now is so important. Thank you x