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It Won't Always Be Like This

I'm aware that I've kind of dropped off the "blogging radar". To be honest I've felt like I haven't had a lot to say. I have had a lot of great ideas but as soon as I tried to record all vanished. I am now, ready to leave you with a bit of encouragement that came to me while I was in the kitchen. Which is shocking cause I only like to be where the food is served to me. Cooking isn't really my cup of tea, but I am working on it.

Mom occasionally leaves me in charge in the kitchen to do what little I can (my skills are pale in comparison to hers😋)

She instructed me to warm up the oven and cook the lasagna. Now, this might not sound like a difficult task, but if you have ever seen the horrors that can happen to food when I am in the kitchen you would seriously rethink this decision. Especially my bread.....but that's a story for another day.

I had the country tunes playing while I cut up lettuce for the salad. One of my favorite country songs came on. As I listened to it, the lyrics hit me differently. Kind of like, the true meaning of what the song is saying, really began to sink in. The chorus is what really got me. It goes like this.....

                                                              It won't always be like this

                                                              It won't always be like this

                                                              I know nothing lasts forever

                                                              But sometimes I still forget

                                                              It won't always be like this

I realized.... that where I am right now, what I have today, who I am at this moment, the challenges I face..... they won't always be the same.

There will always be new struggles, bigger battles, more victories, mountains that need moving, races to be run, prayers to pray, tears to cry, the sound of laughter to be made, failures to rise from, and successes to thank God for. Our situations and trials change, but He remains the same through all of it.

It Won't Always Be Like This...... say that to yourself a couple times over. Will you miss the place you are right now in a couple of years? Will you be so glad to get out of the year 2020? Will you wish you had taken more time to slow down and breathe it all in? Will you think back to certain moments with fondness and wish you could do it all over again?

So often I catch myself just trying to rush through each day, get to the next big event, chase the next dream, ride the next wave, restart each bad day, hold on the moments that take my breath away. Just keep charging forward, without taking a moment to breath where I am at right now. Our life is a beautiful collection of the moments that make us who WE ARE! Don't forget that! Without today...... there would be no tomorrow. You need those amazing memories so that when life seems dull you have a reminder of how much you have to be thankful for, You need the scraped knees and bruises, they are a symbol of the times you fell......but oh, the greatest story they tell is of A God that didn't let you stay down. You need to remember that “It Won’t Always Be Like This”. 

Don’t rush growing up, it happens fast enough on its own, don’t be in such a hurry to get into bed when there is still time to hang out as a family. Family lasts forever, but the memories we make are limited to the amount of time we are willing to commit to forming them together. The smell of fresh-cut lawn, freshly tilled dirt or spring rain does not last forever. Take one more second before you kick your boots off at night to take a big breath of it. Someday you will be glad you did. I know it. 

Your today does not last forever, your problems do not continue for eternity, opportunities come and go, people leave and enter our lives, years change, weeks go by. I guess what I am trying to say is, Your life will not always be the way that it is RIGHT NOW.  What can you learn from your life “TODAY”? What memories can you make that will last a lifetime? What do you have to be thankful for, even in unfortunate circumstances? What can you gain from today that you would have missed if you had not been looking for it?

No, it won’t always be like this 

                                                 I know it won’t always be like this 

                                                 I wish love could last forever 

So I could live it all again 

                                                 It won’t always be like this 

                                                 It won’t always be like this 

Just a couple of simple thoughts that came to me while trying desperately, not to burn the lasagna. I hope that in some way they can be encouraging to you! Thank you for your support. 

                                                                 Sincerely, The Prairie Girl  💕


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