This post is part of the Five Minute Friday blog link-up ( Five Minute Friday link-up). Where I join up with a community of writers and bloggers of all ages and stages who gather around a single word prompt to free write, unscripted, unedited, for five minutes.
Kate said Time was this weeks prompt. It immediately brought to mind several things. I will touch on a few.
First it brought to mind Jeremy Camp’s song Keep Me In The Moment. The chorus goes ” keep me in the moment, I don’t want to miss what you have for me.” We already know that time goes right on by us, then at one point or another we say ” where did it go”. I really don’t want to miss what Jesus has for me, which means I need to be still. quiet, and mindful.
Wow, time just flew by. So where does it go? Well considering whatever age or stage we are in now, we can look back and see where it went.
I can distinctly remember when my now 24 year old daughter was an infant. I remember rocking her and thinking that time is going to go by in a blink of an eye. I wanted to savor every single little moment of that infant stage. I wanted to stay in that moment, and ignore that time was going to go by in a blink of an eye, no matter how I wanted to will it not to. Moreover, sure enough as I did know, time went by in a blink of an eye and I see my now adult daughter growing into wonderful woman. Her “baby” sister is 19 and I am watching her grow into a wonderful young adult woman as well.
Not only did they grow, I grew with them. I can think back, and remember how I enjoyed going through the ages and stages with them.
And now? for me, it’s time to watch them grow and mature on their own. Time to watch their ages and stages develop and mature in adulthood.
Every tomorrow Jesus gives us is a new day one. So, in my tomorrows, I want to keep myself in those moments. I really don’t want to miss what he has for me. So that means, I need to practice the pause, be still, quiet, listen and be mindful.
We only have one go around.