As I navigate through life's hairpin turns, I'm often so closely watching what's in front of me that I miss the beauty and joy my life holds. Isn't it true that sometimes the trials we have are so gigantic while we are in them and that's all we can see? Did you see that curve? Forget the blessings I'm surrounded with, I need to look just right here in front of me!
For two years my family focus was "Find Joy in the Journey". It really helped me to find the humor in the chaos, the small tender mercies in the day to day, and the joy in the little things. Although we were going through one of the hardest trials of our life and navigating many hairpin turns, there was joy all around us in our children and all the blessings we had been given to help us along the path. No matter how narrow and difficult the road we are on, life still has so much joy around us if we just slow down enough to enjoy it.