work is settling a bit...
Life is nuts, so normal!
However,I am struck as I face
my kids starting school in a week..
just how fast time flies.
My oldest is in his last year at middle school-
and my middle is in her last year at elementary school-
In church Sunday;
My oldest was singing the songs,
My youngest was rolling her eyes,
as he was singing a little loud for her taste..
My middle smiling at a friend-
and for a minute I glimpsed
what is to come!
This next stage of life.
My legs buckled for a minute!
Its a lot to face-
and facing it alone,
in a broken home..
with all the emotions
and fractured hearts that brings;
I remember so often
when my 3 were small..
three children 4 and under-
and people would stop me,
tell me to enjoy it would pass so quickly!
And I could not imagine it flying by!
and now, I get it!
and I know it will fly by
and I am powerless to stop it!!
I love each stage-
and this one is really fun!
I love the little people they are,
the young man my son is becoming!
BUT, I am not ready to watch them keep growing-
I want time to stop!
Just for a bit-
just to let me catch up,
and hug them extra,
and pour into their lives,
and make sure I have not missed anything.
Then the clock can start again....