i want to, daily, approach life remembering then and now. here are a few then and nows i want to remember:
then: Jesus on the cross
now: my salvation
then: a relationship in sin
now: a beautiful marriage
then: my beautiful 1st born son, Elijah
now: my kind, smart boy Elijah
then: my darling 2nd born son, Ayden
now: my make me laugh, sweet boy Ayden
then: my 'rock my world' 3rd born daughter, Ella
now: my reminder of saving grace, go get 'em girl Ella
then: my loving 4th born daughter, Amelia
now: my reminder of light, adoring girl Amelia
remembering "every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." - James 1:17
we are all changing from then to now, hopefully growing and bringing forth new life thanks to our unchanging Savior.
fall will always be a super reflective season for me in terms of change and life and i am thankful for this.