As I think back over my 40 + years of living…I realize that I have missed so much of it. I remember being a very little girl and being so excited that I would soon start school. I remember anxiously awaiting the 4th grade so that we could change classes. No sooner did 4th grade arrive and I was dreaming of playing volleyball for the school team in 7th grade. Then the focus was driving, I mean seriously at 16 I would have certainly arrived. After that, it was graduation, turning 21, getting married and having children. All of those monumental moments have come and gone for me and I only seemed to glance at them in the rear view mirror as my eyes were focused on the next mile marker up ahead.
Funniest thing is now…I would like to pull over and let time rest for a while. I enjoy my family so much right now. My children have magically become teenagers. My husband is getting grey in his beard. My grandson is the perfect size to fit on my lap and still leave room for his stuffed animal and books. My work is a delight to me and I love the time I get to spend with teens and children. I like my home and my friends are wonderful. All of the sudden I realize that while I caught glimpses of my life to this point anticipating the next adventure, that now I would just like to push pause.
“Show me, Lord, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is. You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is nothing before you. Everyone is but a breath, even those who seem secure…in vain they rush about, heaping up wealth without knowing whose it will finally be. But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in You.” Psalm 39:5-7
So I have decided to focus on TIME…
Let’s agree to experience our life and take notice of it. I don’t want my days to be summed up with the words, “It was good” or “Same ole same ole”… Let‘s stop looking for the next turn in the road and start enjoying the company along for the ride. What do you say?
Love to you,
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