Thursday, September 17, 2009

a thought from julia...

i am currently reading "My Life in France" by Julia Child... well almost done actually. And it is a great read. she is just a funny and inspiring lady. anyhow, on one of the many pages i have been devouring lately, julia said:

"i was thirty seven and still discovering who i was."
this struck a chord with my heart instantly. i think it is because the season of life i seem to be in right now is continually showing me that i have alot to discover about myself. a few weeks ago, while talking to one of my very best friends, she said that she still finds herself thinking 'when is my life really going to start'. it resonated with me, because i find myself constantly thinking "well i will do such and such when i get older or when things settle down or when i get a job or when justin doesnt have to work so much etc etc etc". but the thing is, those times may or may not come and go and still i dont do 'such and such'. its like we are always putting that part off and putting the urgency of the mundane for today's work. do any of you do this?

randomness i know. and i am not sure i have a point, i just loved the quote and the reminder that i will continually be discovering who i am (especially spiritually) for eternity. but our Lord knows me so much better than I know myself.

** i was looking for this quote i love for this post, but cannot track it down. it says something to the effect of not sacrificing what is holy on the altar of what is urgent... anyone know this quote??


  1. love that thought!

    I am on hold for this book at the library and I can't wait to read it :)

  2. ha SnoWhite, i totally had been on hold for it at my library! i am having to read it quickly bc there is someone after me. this is a challenge bc i am a slow reader but she is so charming that i havent wanted to put it down!

  3. I love julia child- dont know the quote. But I know how you feel about discovering yourself. It gets kind of frustrating sometimes.

  4. so proud of you for being almost finished with the book! i have been thinking about this concept a lot too lately...for me it revolves around "when my health gets better". ahh, to be content in where God has us right now.