As the days begin to shorten and the leaves begin to change colors, I’m hopeful for some cooler weather so that we can get our yard and garden prepared for winter. That will come . . . in time. As the dark rain clouds scurry across the morning sky, threatening to drench us with an early autumn rain, I am reminded that everything does, indeed, come . . . in time. Perhaps it is the gray skies out my window today, or perhaps it is sending my girls off to one more school year and the realization that, for one of our girls, this will be her last first week of high school. And then what? She can’t decide, and that’s OK, because that, too will come . . . in time.
But whatever the cause of my early morning contemplation of the passing of time, I know in my heart that time passes so quickly and there is nothing we can do to stop it. Not that we really would want to stop the beautiful process of life, of watching children grow up and become whatever God has planned for them, of making memories day by day, even in the smallest of moments. But I guess I’m always afraid I’ll miss one of those moments. I hear that’s called FOMO. Fear of missing out. But there are only a very few things in life that I’m in fear of missing out. Those are the moments that turn into memories.
I sometimes miss those moments because I am busy. So are you. We all are busy, every day, all day long, week after week, month after month, year after year. And then the time is gone. Those lost moments can never be retrieved or recaptured. So we need to start right now, right where we are, and make a decision to slow down long enough to hold on to those moments in time when we can make memories. Like baking bread together, or playing games around the table at night, or even . . . . painting the family room together!
Today I have decided to realize that I actually do hold time in my hands. I get to choose what I am going to do with it, and how I’m going to invest it. Yes, I still have to work, I still have other responsibilities, I still have other commitments, but I am reminding myself that I am the one in charge of how my moments are invested. Today I choose to invest some of that time into making memories. How about you? I hope you are taking time to make memories with your loved ones. And, if you have time to join us for the Favorite Things Blog Hop and Linky Party, I would love to see what you are working on these days. If not . . . . go do something fun with your family . . . . blogging will still be here and you can do that again . . . in time.
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