Wednesday, January 30, 2008
The End of the Day
As I sit here typing, I have a lovely almost two year old daughter who has pulled up a chair beside me and is continually threatening to wipe out all I have just written by turning off the computer. From the lifting of the mouse, playing with the on/off switch and wanting to pull some very important cords out of the computer, she smilingly looks at me as though I know how cute she is! I however, continue to try and type while removing her hand, saying no a dozen times and kissing her forehead. I remember a day when that would have really bothered me. "I can't seem to get any time to myself," I would lament. Don't they know that Mommy needs a little time to do "her" things? I don't even remember the days when I actually went to the bathroom by myself. But now, thanks to God continuing to do a work in me, I realize that this time is so very short. One day I will blink and this little girl will be like her oldest sister, on the threshold of womanhood. And when that happens, how I will long once again for these moments...to cherish and hold dear. Just as the Bible says, life really is but a vapor. I hope I continue to know how preciuos it is. When I am older, and my house is quiet, how much I will miss children singing Latin songs, everyone trying to talk at one time, three or four asking me a question all at once, and all those reminders about "once you're in bed, it's time to sleep!" I will miss changing the diapers and making the meals and all the other things that go along with a houseful of blessings! So, as the night draws to a close...cuddle up to those little ones, tell those around you how much you love them, and thank God for giving you another day. I sure am!