Friday, August 31, 2012
Five MInute Friday - Change
It's time for Five Minute Friday. To join in and to get the rules of the game hop on over to The Gypsy Mama.
I haven't joined in in a while. It's amazing how even 5 minutes can be hard to find sometimes and sometimes honestly I'm just too busy enjoying my family and having fun to make the time to join in. I'm up early, the kids are still sleeping and I got the urge, so here I am.
When I read or hear the word change my mind automatically sees everything whirling and twirling around. That is how it is. Things are constantly moving and changing. Even when we feel like life is at a stand still and we are going no where, before we know it our circumstances have changed yet once again.
Some things we wish would change faster. Other things we don't want to change. Sometimes I think we spend too much time being concerned with the change or not the change when really we should be enjoying the stage of life we are in because before we know it, it will change and if we aren't careful we are going to miss it.
My oldest is 7 1/2. WOW! Where did all the time go? When did my newborn change into a little girl who is ever changing so quickly into a young lady? Don't get me wrong I don't want to keep my children babies, although I do love my babies. I simply want to enjoy them while I have them. If I spend all my time wishing and dreaming and waiting for them to be in a different stage so that I can do other things I won't enjoy them in the stage they are in. I will miss out on doing things with them now. And I don't want to miss this! Each day is a gift that I want to use to prepare my children to grow in the love of the Lord and to be used by him, not in the future but now. Life is ever changing. Don't fear the change, don't rush the change instead embrace the moment of change and go with the flow.