We were on the phone for only a short while. I had become acquainted with her through my grandmother. She is the pastor's wife at the church where my grandmother was attending at the time.
We spoke about this and that..health topics and ministry. The fast that she too has four children. In the end she stressed one last thought to me...make sure to enjoy your children while they're young.
Recently I had one of those 'moments'. The type that causes you to feel as if you're in a vortex and nothing else is really happening around you. I saw my second oldest son playing outside and realized, "I can't believe how much he's grown up...I can still remember him toddling around my feet!"
With the recent increasing difficulties in the last trimester of our pregnancy (back aches, trouble sleeping, congested sinuses, and often very fatigued) I have found myself constantly looking at the calendar for that magic due date. Only 13 weeks...then, only 12 weeks....the countdown obsessions haven't been helped at all by the fact that my android phone has three separate apps that often send me reminders of my pregnancy status "you have 82 days left" or something like that!
With the constant countdown obsessions I have realized one thing: time will NOT go faster when you try to force it...and one other truth has become apparent to me--> Time will NOT stand still for anyone!
It was just yesterday that I was taking care of two small boys while struggling through university...it was just a few years ago that I met and married my hubby of now soon to be nine years...only seems like yesterday that I was blessed with 2 more additions to join their brothers....it seems like last week (but really over a year now) that we moved to a new area and into a larger home. But, where has all that time really gone?!
This evening was a quiet one. My hubby took the children out so I could enjoy some peace & quiet after feeling quite unwell throughout the day. I couldn't seem to sleep, or get into any sort of book, so I took to my blogging world :)
I stumbled upon a vlog by the now famed mother of 19 children, Michelle Duggar. One of her topics was about being a Mom who makes their time count. She stressed the importance of not losing out on the the most precious seasons of our children's lives...of not allowing ourselves to get SO busy that we are always here & there bumping into ourselves.
& which one of us these days cannot relate to her words???
Time certainly is precious. Perhaps even more so when we are the gatekeeper of small and/or large young ones that have been entrusted to our care.
Let's choose our schedules wisely. Among all the hustle and bustle of our busy 21st century lives, let's not forget the truth, "time waits for no man."