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Some days I could watch her play for hours. She has a girly obsession with beads and making me necklaces…with all of the necklaces she has made me, I am a well accessorized mama. But watching her play and recording it is almost magical.

Knowing that she will never be this little again…

She will never play the way she did that day again…

Those moments can never be replicated…

I wanted to capture her messy hair, her bangs that needed trimmed, her bare foot with a single freckle on it, her never-ending eyelashes, the sweet cheeks that I never tire of kissing, and those eyes that see right through me…

The sweet thoughts that she shared with me were gifts for that day only

Maybe that is why God tells us to focus on the day in hand…not yesterday….not tomorrow…

Then the Lord said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out EACH day and gather enough for THAT day… (emphasis mine)” Exodus 16:4

We are to focus on today…to be present…so that we don’t miss the gifts that we are given every day…because there are gifts…every.single.day.gifts…if only we look…if only we gather…if only we shut out yesterday and tell tomorrow to wait…

God’s gifts rain down like manna from heaven…He gives each day’s gifts that day…tomorrow’s gifts won’t be there today…and yesterday’s gifts are gone…

He begs us to live in the present….challenges us to look for His gifts…and when we find them, the blessing is almost too much to comprehend…all for love…

Not so that we will love Him…

Nope.

All because of HIS love…His crazy, insane, doesn’t make sense, forever lopsided love for us…

Lord, open my eyes to the gifts of today…the gifts of your love for me…

 

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by Melissa Lloyd

There is a red & white lighthouse on the Sea Pines section of Hilton Head Island that has forever captured Maddy’s heart. She is still talking about the light lighthouse and climbing to the top to see the ocean from way up high.

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by Melissa Lloyd

We took a break from the beach and spent an afternoon at The Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island. The trees are amazing on the coast of South Carolina…I could look at them for hours. We walked the grounds and toured the museum. The kids learned all about horse crabs and other native wildlife. As a homeschoolin’ mama, this was an amazing lesson on marine life, geography, and science….and all I had to do was let them explore.

While I have always appreciated a beautiful landscape, Hilton Head Island and the coast of South Carolina took by breath away.

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by Melissa Lloyd

We hit the pause button on our road trip to the east coast to stop at Callaway Gardens in Georgia…

Breathtakingly beautiful…

Trees so high I was sure they were touching heaven…

We were reminded of the insane artistry of God’s creation…

 

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That night we had the opportunity to watch the Sky High Hot Air Balloon lighting. Until you see these balloons up close, you can’t even imagine how big they are….and lit up at night was stunning.

 

by Melissa Lloyd