Sunday, April 21, 2013

Heading Out

Do you ever find yourself walking down the street or standing in line at the grocery store or getting geared up to play the final soccer game of the season and realize that this is your life? Almost that out of body experience? Not the creepy kind, but just the "I-can't-believe-this-is-my-life" kinda moment? (If not just bear with me)

I had that moment at Sea-Tac on the underground train from one terminal to the next. I'm standing up, hanging onto the pole (like there's so much movement that it warrants holding the pole to stay upright) and it hits me:

THIS IS MY LIFE!

My family and I were headed to our dream destination - The Cook Islands - and it was really happening (I had passed through security and handed over luggage to a conveyer belt so I could prove it). At that point I was looking around (at everyone with ear buds in their ears) and realizing I was really in the moment. I was really going to get on a plane (two for that matter, for a total of 12 hours) and travel to a remote tropical location.

I had to stop and realize I needed to be in the moment more often. Not just on the big stuff, but every day stuff. I vowed to pay more attention and concentrate on ALL the stuff God puts before me. Good (yeah) and bad (ugh).

As the doors slid open I walked through so much more aware and ready to see what came next.

More pictures to come!

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