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"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house." Matthew 5:14-15

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it." Matthew 13:45-46

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Slipping Through My Fingers

Have you ever felt that time was slipping through your fingers? I felt that yesterday as I watched my fourteen year old son interact with three boys ages 12-14. It struck me that we only have a few more years of celebrating his birthday together before he could be off to college. Wow! Where has the time gone? It definitely feels like it has been slipping through my fingers.

This year has been a blur. Even my oldest son commented about it. We are down to our last week or so of home school for the year and he could not believe how quickly this year passed. I feel the same way. I have just two more days to get all of their school papers in order before they have their home school evaluations on Friday. As I was recording all of our field trips I was surprised at all the places we have been this past year. I had not realized that! :)

I think God has been showing me that I need to slow down at times and take advantage of the time that I do have, instead of thinking that I will have time later. Right now I'm in crunch time with putting these portfolios together, but starting next week I plan to take some time to just stop what I am doing and just relax with my boys. I don't want all of our time to slip through my fingers and later regret that we didn't spend some more time together.

How about you? Is there something or someone that you need to stop and treasure today?

5 comments:

Becoming Me said...

Good reminder. Slowing down to really enjoy the little moments is something I need to do more often.

Kim from Canada said...

Hi there! I can't tell you now how I came across your site, but I have enjoyed many of your posts. This one in particular has sparked a comment.

I soooo understand the feeling and my daughter is only 8. One day she's all about pony tails and baby dolls and the next I'm looking at a 'little' woman! How does that happen? My girlfriend and I have lamented these thoughts recently - mostly because we KNOW we're not getting older!
Thanks for the smile.

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MrsProverbs31 said...

It must be the talk of the year: slow down. I read it in books, blogs and see in on T.V. Wow!

Sincerely, I am having those moments as well. I realize that I've been so caught up with trying to "make it" with everything I forget my most important treasures. So, I took my four younger ones to the park for just 20 minutes, but they were happy. They got mom and dad for 20 minutes at the park. No, we don't go to the park very often because, "mommy's too busy."

One day, my son came to me and said, "mom, I wish I don't have to have a mom that is so busy." You can imagine how awful I felt inside. Time flies when you're busy. What are we working so hard for anyway? I believe God intends for us to enjoy life and the people he's allowed to cross our paths. So, let's slow down and enjoy them while they're around.

God bless!

UKSBD said...

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