Friday, July 17, 2015

The Days Are Long


"The days are long, but the years are short."
How true is that quote?!  As a Mom the days are so long and weary that I forget in a few years these days will be gone.  Sure there will be no more fights to break up, Legos to trip over, or sleepless nights.  There will also be no more snuggle time as we read books in bed, late night talks with my teenager,  little dimpled hands holding mine as we walk the field, pockets full of shells to empty from a day treasure hunting at the beach, boo boo's to kiss, game nights, a house full of teenagers laughing contagiously, sweet smiles and little voices saying "I love you Mommy".  These precious ones of mine will grow up quicker than I could ever imagine. As I write this, my oldest is already talking about college, will be driving in a year and is ready to shave.  Where does the time go?

I do not want to become so bogged down by the here and now, the fighting and squabbling, the piles of laundry, the mountain of dishes, and all that make the days long and weary that I am blind to the joy of these fleeting years that are passing before my eyes, like sand in a sieve.  

My children will probably not remember everything we did today, in fact when I look back at my childhood the memories are scattered and few.  However, I DO remember that I was loved and I pray that when my children look back on their childhood years they will remember the same.  Please do take a moment today to read this short post by Anna from Feminine Adventures on Creating a Worldview Through Forgotten Moments, I pray that it inspires and encourages you today as it has me.

Many blessings as you journey through these precious years of motherhood beloved.

By His Grace,
Dawna

2 comments:

  1. My husband and I were just talking about "family time" and lack thereof these days. I remember Sunday's as quiet, home, family and worship time. I think your children will have many fond memories. You've created a wonderful HOME for them. Bless you and yours. You're on a warm and wonderful path...💜

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    1. Thank you Mary! We do not do it perfectly but we are definitely blessed and are doing our best to raise our children in a healthy, loving, Godly home where memories are made. :)

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