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Enjoy Every Moment

I spent my first maternity leave praying for a miracle.  My second in dread of having to go back.  My third was different…very different.  See, going into it I resolved to enjoy every moment.

“The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).”  John 10:10

God wants us to enjoy our lives!  Right here, right now, on this earth, in this lifetime.  Satan wants to steal, kill and destroy.

I let him steal my peace during my first two maternity leaves.  There was always something “hanging over my head”.  I was not going to let him do that with my third!

So (with some nudging of the Holy Spirit) I decided to see my maternity leave like it was a sabbatical.  A special time, for a special purpose.  It had a beginning and an end.  It was meant to fill me up, refresh my soul, and send me back out in the world ready to face whatever comes!

I resolved that I would not think about going back to work with dread, but rather with anticipation.  I was not going to waste a minute of my wonderful maternity leave with negative thoughts of the future.  Because I was determined to enjoy going back to work too!

I won’t say that I was perfect at it.  There were some moments of testing, moments of failure.  But I can say, it was 100% the best maternity leave ever.  I enjoyed my time with my daughter.  But I also enjoy my time back at work.

Lean in, embrace it.  Resolve to enjoy every moment of every day.

“Seek peace and pursue it” Psalm 34:14b

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