I was thinking this morning, I asked J to draw his best day ever and then I just sat and wrote about what my best day ever might be like, just really quickly. It went something like this:

I would be with my family and be walking somewhere either by a river or out in the peaks (peak district, Derbyshire), it would be warm with a slight breeze. We would just be relaxed and walking but not focused on anything but where we were and that moment with each other. God’s presence would just be all around and literally tangible, almost reach out and touch Him. The kids would be playing and happy and running around and climbing on rocks and we would be relaxed with them, not needing to get anywhere in a hurry.

That’s when it hit me, it’s so important to take time for people and with people. Particularly those close to us. Not the fake time and energy or fake attention, no looking at your watch or over the person’s shoulder for someone else, no sighing and acting like a martyr, no fake love. If we’re going to be like that, we may as well not bother at all. The reason it struck me was that my favourite day would just be ‘being’ with my favourite people and that’s it. No outside pressures, no agenda’s, just being and letting them be. I’m actually not that great at it a lot of the time, but I’m starting to register how important it is. It’s also obvious what my love language is from that I guess :).

Just wanted to get this down.

Also, one more thing, I’ve recorded the first part of my story of getting to know Jesus (my testimony) and uploaded it onto youTube if anyone would like to hear it. This is the link https://youtu.be/kYjI0zAyqx0.

Over and out.


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