Monday, March 22, 2010

Time

I'm in Hawaii. My honey surprised me with a trip for our 25th wedding anniversary. Isn't he the best?

I can't believe we've been married for 25 years. In my mind, it seems like it's only been a few years. Time is such a funny thing. It passes so quickly, yet it can feel like no time at all has passed. (After all, I still look like I did when I was a teenager, right?) :).

I've always stayed home with my kids because I wanted to be there with them through all the milestones and I wanted to experience everything I could with them. I didn't want to miss out on anything. Yet, I wonder where all the time has gone. How can I have a child who is almost 23? What happened to all that time when he was growing up? I feel like it whizzed past me. It makes me sad to think my kids are growing up. Yes, it is the natural order of things, but why can't they stay little for a longer time?

I was reading in the scriptures how time makes no difference to Heavenly Father. The past, present, and future are all before Him. Time is something we, as mortals, use, but He doesn't. It's all the same to him. I can't quite wrap my head around that.

But, I've learned to enjoy each day and to make it the best I can because all too quickly it will pass. Seasons come and go so fast, that Christmas feels like it comes every few months. But, if I can enjoy each day, then even if it passes quickly, I know I did the best I could to make that day great. And, even though it feels like I don't know where the time has gone with my kids, I know I've tried each day to spend time with them, read with them, talk with them, laugh and cry with them and that brings me comfort.

3 comments:

Lisa said...

How exciting you're in Hawaii. Have a great time with your hubby.

A Farmer's Wife said...

This is a beautiful post! Have a wonderful time in Hawaii!!!

Danyelle Ferguson said...

What a wonderful anniversary surprise! I enjoyed your post - now you go enjoy your 2nd honeymoon! =)