In The Blink Of An Eye

It took us 22 hours in the truck – twenty-two VERY long hours. First of all, I personally have a very hard time sitting still. Put me in a truck where my feet don’t even touch the floor board, while listening to talk radio (which I can’t stand), while dealing with a 4 year old who was already asking if we were there yet and we’d only been driving an hour, well, you can imagine just how LONG the trip was to my parents’ house. 

But as we drove into my home town, I could feel the tension melting away. It had been an entire year since I’ve been here. I couldn't help but get giddy as my heart was screaming home! Home! Home! The fact that we were about to get out of this blankety blank truck wasn’t a bad thing either.

Lil Man has had a blast fishing. My heart has been full as I’ve been with my family, back in the country, and the sounds of Summer.

I will admit that I’m not used to this humidity and the heat. I did get out for a 3 mile run yesterday, and it was definitely a struggle.

Also, the Southern Sun is a little hotter than the North. I was only outside about 30 minutes or so. Ooops.

But this morning, as I sat on my parent’s deck, waiting for the sun to rise, I realized just how fleeting moments can be. The sun was getting ready to peek out from behind the horizon when Tula made a mess that I had to clean up. When I came back outside, the sun had already risen. It was still a beautiful view, but the initial moment was gone.

In life, moments are fleeting – things are constantly in motion. As I watch Lil Man grow before my very eyes, it’s all too real just how fleeting moments can be. And although I don’t always succeed, I do realize the value in cherishing each and every moment – even the difficult ones. I remember when Lil Man was a baby how at times I was just so ready for certain stages to be over. (Teething was especially horrible.) Looking back, I realize those baby moments go by very quick.

Each stage in life is unique in its own way, and each stage is only here but for a moment.

So how are you cherishing your moments in life? This is a question that I am asking myself lately. 

Because the truth is, I want to cherish each and every moment.  

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