It’s my favorite post of the week: Five Minute Friday!!
Shhhhhh…quiet….do you hear it? That sound, that sweet little sound that whispers by…that is time. Those are the seconds that seem to be so many and are suddenly so few. Those are the memories that we’ve made in the minutes that we thought we were living right now. That is the three year old with chubby fingers and wispy blond hair that now slumbers as a soon-to-be first grader. Those are the giggles of the seven year old songbird who will be rounding out middle school in a short twelve months. That is finger painting turned serious artist who has just graced six years. That is the boy, who is now the man, that once took your hand and in a single moment stole your heart, who is still the only one who can make you laugh when you’re mad.
These are the moments of our life, the precious breaths that go so quickly, we turn around and they are gone. So be still. Be quiet. Take in the sounds amidst the chaos of laundry and dirty dishes. Take a picture in your mind of the table cluttered with masterpieces and the backyard littered with bike helmets and training wheels. Stop in the moment to hear the latest middle school drama and remember what it was like to be young and so full of life that the future seems endless. Just be. And listen.
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