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Time

 

Close Up of Old Gilded Clock with Roman Numerals

 

Where does the time go?  It seems as if only yesterday I was writing about my blogging hiatus, and it’s been three weeks ago.  Wasn’t it just last month that we moved?  No, we are fast approaching the two year mark living in our new house, Wow!  Then I was sure it was just a year or two ago when we started the adventure of homeschooling.  But when I checked the records, we are coming to the close of our sixth year.  So when I realize we are six years into homeschooling that reminds me that my husband has been pastoring our church for almost 9 years.  Earlier this year I couldn’t believe my baby turned 10 years old.  How could this precious little girl be the same red headed spit fire that  could twirl a pacifier around in her mouth without using her hands?  While we’re on the subject of children, my older daughter is, gulp, 13 years old.  She is no longer a child running around climbing on everything.  She is a sweet young lady which her mom doesn’t quite know what she would do without!  Since we are on the subject of children, our oldest, our only son, is now 15 and has his driving permit.  This is unbelievable.  Wasn’t it just yesterday when he was dancing to his favorite video and falling head long into the television requiring eight stitches?  Could that really have been 14 years ago?  Looking at my children and their rapid escape from infancy reminds me of how things got started.  Are we (my husband and I) really getting ready to celebrate 19 years of marriage? 

Where does the time go?  How do I make it slow down or stand still long enough to not only get everything I need to accomplish in one day done, but to actually treasure and delight in it?  How do I stop the time from flying by so fast that will be able to savor the marriages of my children and the subsequent grandchildren to come (if God so richly blesses us)?  When does time really cease to fly by? 

But beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.  2 Peter 2:8

I guess I will have to rest in the fact that the Lord is in control of all things, and all things are in His time!

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I cannot believe it has been 70 days since I’ve posted.  So much as happened!  We’ve been extremely busy these past few months!  Here are just a few things that have happened. . . . .

My son finally got his braces off and is now keeping up with retainers and brushing his “slick” teeth about 35 times a day.  He has celebrated his 15th birthday, and we are studying to take his test for a driving permit.  (Add the fact that he is in high school–still homeschooling–and working hard at Algebra II, Logic, Grammar, Apologia Science, as well as other things. )  He is still playing piano for the church and his piano teacher is challenging him in other areas as well. 

My older daughter has celebrated her 13th birthday and is becoming such a help to her father and I.  She is really becoming a godly woman.  She also has now taken her brother’s place in the braces department.  (She had her spacers placed the day her brother got his braces off!)  Her studies are becoming a little more challenging (7th grade) and require more time and effort, but she seems to be excelling as I knew she could!

My younger daughter also celebrated her birthday (nothing like having all three of them within 31 days!), she is now 10 years old.  Wow, the time does fly!  She is in the 5th grade and loving geography this year!  Aside from two loose teeth right now, she’s been amazingly healthy and injury free!

Don’t forget my husband!  Add the three months he  had to travel to St. Louis 4 times per week and the 60+ hour work weeks, another case of shingles, preaching, teaching, and hospital visits. 

You’d think with all of this going on, I’d have something to blog about,

Typography: Question Mark but, I guess I’ve been too busy too!  Hopefully I’ll be able to slow down, take a deep breath, and post occasionally!

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