The day never holds enough minutes and moments. It never seems enough; the effort given, the time split, the little sacrifices made here and there, the want for more quality time, all feel like sand slipping through fingers.
It always moves faster than we think in the moment. One day we are holding a tiny newborn nearly too nervous to even move with them in arm. The next we find ourselves chasing them as they pedal their bike down the sidewalk and reviewing rules when readying them for sleepovers at friends’ houses. And before we have time to be fully ready, they will be driving themselves around, shaving their faces or their legs, or both and be talking of college, career, dreams or even marriage.
Time doesn’t wait, not for you to learn how to get parenting and family right nor for you to grow unselfish enough to see or catch up to opportunities fleeting. Like sand sliding through the skinny of an hour glass, time is constantly going. And so are the days with it.
I had this terrible thought recently. I only have about 8 years until my oldest daughter moves into the world off to college or work, chasing dreams and meeting love.
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