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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The First Time

The first time is always an event. I remember when my son scored his first soccer goal. He turned and said "YES" running down the field. Of course, we made phone calls to family members after the game recounting each important detail.

I love "firsts." I have come to treasure sharing firsts with those I love. First dates. First kisses. First days of school. First teeth. First steps. First time to walk on the beach and see the ocean. First time to fly in an airplane. First Broadway play. First Major League Baseball game. First time in a swimming pool. First prayers. First live concert. First mission trip. First time to jump in a pile of autumn leaves. First July 4th fireworks. First time carving a pumpkin. First time to play in the rain. First time decorating a Christmas tree together. First roller coaster ride. First books. First birthdays. First time to play in the snow. First sunset.

The first time always is coupled with a childlike wonder and excitement. Each new first experience makes such a powerful memory in our minds. Children seem to have the ability to experience life in this manner all the time--bringing such anticipation and joy.

I believe that God desires for us to live life like this all the time. He places amazing blessings and challenges in our lives to reveal himself to us. Just hiking in His creation should be "like the first time" every time. He is awesome, amazing, and wonderful. May we pursue Him passionately and with wonder each day--just like it was the first time.

In Him,
A Spacious Place



Blogger Denise said...

Awesome post, bless you.

May 24, 2007 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger Darlene said...

Yes!! I saw a first today, but I didn't think of it that way until now. I wonder how many "firsts" we do experience each day... :)

May 24, 2007 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger Laurel Wreath said...

Amen, I love how you mentioned just hiking is like a first time because that is what I was thinking. Tonight I saw the most beautiful rainbow and you would have thought it was the first one I ever saw in my life, it took my breath away.

May 24, 2007 at 8:08 PM  
Anonymous Jen said...


May 24, 2007 at 8:44 PM  
Blogger eph2810 said...

What a powerful and inspiring post, Kelly.

Be blessed today and always.

May 26, 2007 at 5:26 PM  

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