Saturday, February 22, 2014
End In Mind
Pete has put 18 years into the Coast Guard. That means we have been married for 18 years this June. That means I have now lived with him longer than I lived with my parents. That. Is. Crazy.
When we are in the hard moments of being all to one, two, or six people it is easy to loose sight of the fact that they will spend the majority of their life WITHOUT you. Parenting with the end in mind is my focus these days. That does not mean I spend my time only thinking of the end...but the end of each interaction, the end of each moment that passes...all of those small ends that will eventually lead to the big end.
Which, in my heart and faith, means the great big ultimate end...heaven!!
Parenting with heaven in mind helps in the big and small things.
But there are other ends I think about these days. What if we are at the "end" of our moving around. Pete and I look at the time when we will not be in the Coast Guard. Where do we live? All of our family live in Florida. I do not see myself in Florida forever..but lately I have been thinking that through a bit harder....
My nieces and nephews are all there. My family, Pete's family all live in the great big state of VERY hot and HUMID Florida....
We will go where Pete gets a job..I know that will be the ultimate decision maker. But, where do we begin??
All ends..all good.