August 18, 2008
It seems there is nothing more precious than time... it flies by... it gets eaten up by unimportant stuff... it escapes us. Some never seem to have time to do the things they want to do, or the things they find are important - but I have learned. Several years ago, someone I respected very much told me- Everyone has the exact same amount of time. It's not how much time you have, it's how you use it. And I realized how truly he spoke. We all have the same seven days- all with the same 24 hours... and so I began to pay attention to where I spent my time... and my energy. So often I think about how quickly the time has passed... that our children are now 14 and 10- wow! Yes... time flies... and no matter how much we wish it, we cannot freeze time. So we have to do the next best thing... carve out little bits of time here and there, push aside the must-do list, and just play. And so this weekend, Eric & I ran away. Just one night- but we needed it. We needed to just make the time for each other, so that we could come home and be the Mom & Dad God wants us to be. It is amazing what 24 hours of freedom can do for your soul... for your heart... for your family. Talking, laughing, resting, loving, smiling... time well spent.