Saturday, January 12, 2008

Family is a Gift From God

The past couple of days my grandparents have been visiting. It was so much fun to have Grandma playing with Tali and to see Grandpa hold Owen. I can only imagine how strange it must be for them to be playing with their daughter's daughter's daughter. :) It was another reminder to me of how quickly time passes. They made comments about when my mom was an infant just like it was yesterday, as it is still fresh in their minds. I hear it constantly from voices all around me, "Enjoy the time now because it will go by so quickly." To think that in the blink of an eye, Tali and Owen will be grown and before I know it, I may be visiting them to see their own children...

Yes, the shortness of the time continues to be at the forefront of my mind, as you can see. I just do not want to wake up one day years from now with an empty house and the thought that I wasted the time that I had to love my children while they were with me and to reflect to them the mercy and grace of God. One day all of the diapers and the a.m. feedings will be a distant memory. Today, I have the opportunity to speak and live with my children in such a way that I am a living message about Christ's saving work. I want to redeem the time!

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  1. Amen to that Katie! May the Lord cont. to give you perspective on how very short the days truly are.

    It really does go sooo very fast! I can't believe my baby will be "8" this year!