Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Where Time Goes

Posted by Tracy Wainwright at 8:35 PM
Where does the time go? This question gets asked all the time. As I sit to write my daily bit, I can hardly believe that it's almost 9 p.m. It was a good day, but as I reflect on it I wonder what I really got done. I haven't been making my lists lately, so I actually have to reflect on the day. Well, lets see. I fed 4 kids breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. I cleaned up after all those meals. I went to the grocery store and the consignment shop (sans kids, thanks to mom!) I washed clothes, but got none folded and put up. I mopped most of the downstairs. I picked some veggies out of the garden. I exercised and did my Bible Study. And I sat down with 2 of the girls for some reading time. Oh, yeah, and I nursed however many times it was that Emily was hungry and held her for however long she needed me to.

Whew. I guess I did get some things accomplished today, even though looking at my house you might not know it. I still see all the piles of things that didn't get done. Sometimes as a mom, and especially as a stay-at-home mom where there's people in the house all day to mess it up, it seems that most of my time keeping my head above water. Sometimes I get to swim a little (doggy pattle at best) and make progress, but mostly just treading water.

But that's just the way it is right now. I can see some calm seas ahead, as each child gets older and more capable of doing things him/herself. One day, I know, they will all be perfectly capable and then I will miss the moments when they were small. Even though sometimes it is crazy busy and sometimes a whole day passes without hardly a thought, moments like this remind me that tomorrow I need to make sure and take time to sit and enjoy being with my children. The toys will get put away and the clothes will get folded, but we will never have today again.

1 comments on "Where Time Goes"

Anonymous said...

Very good thoughts. I wonder where weeks go, and as I think ahead to what I am doing between now and when David comes home, my how the time flies and before I know he will be home and be in "big" school. Where did the years go? Yes I need to make the time to stop and enjoy my kids. I'm going to make the effort to go see my 13 year old after my meeting tonight, just to let him know I love him.
Gayle

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Where Time Goes

Where does the time go? This question gets asked all the time. As I sit to write my daily bit, I can hardly believe that it's almost 9 p.m. It was a good day, but as I reflect on it I wonder what I really got done. I haven't been making my lists lately, so I actually have to reflect on the day. Well, lets see. I fed 4 kids breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. I cleaned up after all those meals. I went to the grocery store and the consignment shop (sans kids, thanks to mom!) I washed clothes, but got none folded and put up. I mopped most of the downstairs. I picked some veggies out of the garden. I exercised and did my Bible Study. And I sat down with 2 of the girls for some reading time. Oh, yeah, and I nursed however many times it was that Emily was hungry and held her for however long she needed me to.

Whew. I guess I did get some things accomplished today, even though looking at my house you might not know it. I still see all the piles of things that didn't get done. Sometimes as a mom, and especially as a stay-at-home mom where there's people in the house all day to mess it up, it seems that most of my time keeping my head above water. Sometimes I get to swim a little (doggy pattle at best) and make progress, but mostly just treading water.

But that's just the way it is right now. I can see some calm seas ahead, as each child gets older and more capable of doing things him/herself. One day, I know, they will all be perfectly capable and then I will miss the moments when they were small. Even though sometimes it is crazy busy and sometimes a whole day passes without hardly a thought, moments like this remind me that tomorrow I need to make sure and take time to sit and enjoy being with my children. The toys will get put away and the clothes will get folded, but we will never have today again.

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very good thoughts. I wonder where weeks go, and as I think ahead to what I am doing between now and when David comes home, my how the time flies and before I know he will be home and be in "big" school. Where did the years go? Yes I need to make the time to stop and enjoy my kids. I'm going to make the effort to go see my 13 year old after my meeting tonight, just to let him know I love him.
Gayle

 

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