How I am learning to live out my days… {and Counting Gifts}

I want to remember the smell of my baby’s breath and the soft contour of her toddler face, because I was there. I want to remember the ramblings of tales, and the twinkle of son’s eyes, because I saw him. I want my pre-teen beauty to have the confidence to tell me of her crisis, that she has nothing to wear, and know I care, because I listened. I want to laugh quiet-loud, while all else is asleep, with my night-owl eldest beauty, knowing those times will come fewer and farther between, because she is soon going to be spreading her wings.

Everyday I am learning more and more how to truly live. I am learning…

My hours and days should reflect my priorities,

and all the different parts of my life align with my core values,

in the same direction, and that direction is

pointed toward my life’s God given purpose.

and Counting Gifts…

Still much more to be thankful for, and I will be adding those gifts shortly. I have been busily and happily getting us all prepared for vacation, and we leave in just a few hours, 3am EST, to drive to North Carolina from Florida. So, although my gifts are written in my journal — my journal is packed away.

634. I will say now, I have been most humbled and thankful for the Presence of God that seems to be hovering near these days. My heart is brought low, and I worship, broken — but a heart contrite, the Lord will never despise.


  • Christina

    Oh she is precious! Yes people and relationships are worthy of our time and energy. Appreciating and enjoying each moment is time well spent. Have a great time in NC!

    • Michele-Lyn


      Thank you, sweet friend :)

  • Barbie

    You string words so beautifully. I know all too well how fast those little ones grow. We put our focus on those precious souls we have been entrusted with, and God will truly bless. Hoping over to read your guest post!

    • Michele-Lyn


      To God be all the glory. Always. God has arrested my heart for my family. I am still learning, and by grace, living in obedience to His call as a wife and mama. I do believe He will bless us as we focus on discipling their souls.

      Thanks for stopping by here and taking the time to go to Denise’s :) Blessings, friend.


  • patsy

    Life is good when we use our gifts for God’s glory, when we work with God to make His plans come to fruition! Blessings! Patsy from HeARTworks and papemelroti

  • Angela

    I loved reading through your blog- {first time visiting}. I’ll have to come back with a cup of coffee and catch up. :)
    You have a beautiful family!

    • Michele-Lyn


      Thank you so much for your gracious and sweet words. They truly bless me this evening. It’s very nice to meet you :)

      So glad you stopped in.