It Goes By Fast

2 and 5

I sent this picture to a friend I haven’t heard from in a long time. I told her that this is what these two look like now and that it was taken at the playground. She responded by telling me to enjoy it now because when they grow up, they’re going to want to spend more time with their friends than their parents. For some reason, it hit me today more than any other day. For all of the constant demand for attention, endless preparation of meals and even longer time to finish the meals, nightly bath time/bedtime routines, I just realized it won’t be forever. And it made me sad. They won’t stay 2 and 5 forever. Yes, cherish this time and realize this is all temporary. After praying about it, I came to a conclusion that I am a steward of these two precious gifts. There is a purpose and a goal as to why they are with me at this time, for as long as the Lord wants them to be. My prayer is that, at the end of it all, I will have given Him back a hundred-fold of what He’s entrusted to me. Amen.

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