Abbie came up to me this morning in the kitchen and said…”mama, it just feels like time is going too fast..” The impact of that statement was like a comet from the heavens flying down on my head… because at 9 years old, for her to feel that way…wow…
It seems that time has a way of slipping through your fingers more like water than even sand…so quickly that you literally don’t have time to turn around before another year has passed, and you have wasted so much time you almost feel guilty.. this made me start thinking about how i’m spending my time, what am I doing to ensure that my time isn’t in vain. So then i read my sis in law Jen’s blog and i see that we are having simular thoughts on this lovely August day… She too sees just how quickly life is passing. It’s not that I ignorantly thought I was the only one, but the timing is ironic.
I thought about last week, what i did, or better yet, what I didn’t do! Did I spend enough time with Tony, did I pay enough attention to each of the kids respectivly or did I waste away my time selfishly. The clock is ever moving, it never stops, tick tick tick, and time…. you can’t get that back.. am i using what i am being given ever day to best of my ability?? I think of the dishes in the sink, and the laundry piling up and how the floors need to be vaccumed…and wonder do I too often put those things above the important things? I’m not saying I should neglect my housework, but if Abbie wants to sit down and snuggle up with a book, shouldn’t i choose that over dawn dishsoap and dishpan hands?? Or if Tony wants to sit and talk, don’t I owe him my attention over NCIS? (which is hard because I LOVE that show…) Josh is in middle school and reminds me almost daily he’s going to be driving soon, and going into the military after college…and as far away as it seems, its ever too close. Abbie was telling Tony the other day that he had some grey hair and as hard as it is to admit, we ARE getting older… and with this age comes wisdom but it also comes with an awesome responsibility of not wasting my life…
there is a song that Abbie sings, it’s called Only One Life…the chorus says this:
Only one life, how soon it shall pass
Only what’s done for Christ will last
Only one chance to do His will, so give to Jesus all your days
It’s the only life that pays, if you recall, you have but one life….