Friday, April 7, 2017

It Won't Be Like This For Long

You know how, when your kids are little, and you are just exhausted, and you wonder if any of it really matters? If any of it is getting through? 

And how, about that time, some well-meaning *older* mom comes along, and says something like, "it won't be like this for long," or, my personal favorite, "you'll miss all of this one day," and all you're thinking is how you want to punch them? 


Well, let me take a step back, and say this to all you moms of littles: "HANG IN THERE. It IS worth it. They DO get it. It DOES matter." 

We just got back from vacation with our 4 adult kids, two *bonus* kids, and our precious grand-baby. There were numerous times when I thought we were probably gonna get kicked out of the condo bc of the noise. 


But I listened to them talk..about life and school and work...silly stuff, serious stuff, what God is teaching them. 

And they laughed. 

OH MY GOODNESS, we all laughed so much. 

And we enjoyed each other so much! 

I did my best to soak it all in, because what I've learned, and what I know, is this..."it won't be like this for long," and "I'm gonna miss all of this one day."

"Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom." Psalm 90:12


  1. LOL. * Raising hand. I go back and forth between wanting to seize the day and wanting to go back to bed. I really appreciate your stories and encouragement.

    1. You are a constant source of encouragement for me...and for many others. Thank you. :)