In this new year I am starting a new project. I am spending some time each day reflecting on what's gone on. I am spending some time looking for the hand of God in my life. I was inspired by this talk, and doing this is something I know I will benefit greatly from. It seems like such an easy task, but it really does take some practice. It takes some slowing down, and in our busy world that isn't always easy. Last week I was working hard at this, and in the midst of my hectic morning my sweet boy quietly asked me to help him with his gloves before school. He was struggling to get them on as he always does, and as usual we were in a hurry. On this day in this moment, time seemed to stand still just for a few seconds. I was suddenly and acutely aware of my role as a mother and the fact that this was exactly what I had prayed for for so long. This was exactly the kind of opportunity that I had longed to experience for so many years, and I wondered how many moments just like this one had passed by me before without as much as a second thought. I wondered how many times I had been in too much of a hurry, or yelling too loudly, or focusing on insignificant things to hear the Spirit and feel and see the hand of God in my life. In this moment I knew that God was patiently smiling down on me with the knowledge that I had finally understood. This moment was just for me, and this moment helped me to realize what matters most. This moment stopped me on my heels and has changed me and my thought process. It has helped me to focus on the details more, and to notice more of these moments with my hooligans. It's the little things like this that make me aware that He is there, and I am so grateful for this gift I have been given. I will be recording more of my moments and my recognition of the hand of God in my life here for my children throughout this year. You're welcome to join me.