Thursday, April 1, 2010
Turn Around And Its Spring
I looked outside this morning and realized that spring was in FULL BLOOM. How did it happen? Just 2 weeks ago, we had snow and frigid temperatures. Without any kind of announcement, buds were on all the trees. Flowers were blooming...birds were singing. I smelled...green grass.
Raising your children can be like this also. Thinking back, when I was very young... I remember the song, "Turn Around" by Harry Belafonte. "Turn around and you're two...turn around and you're four...you're not a little girl anymore...you're going out the door..." The song reminisces about how time seems to pass so quickly when it comes to your children becoming adults. Once your precious little ones were wanting stories at bedtime and then, very quickly it seems, they are wanting to stay out way past bedtime. They are headed for college... or driving on their own...Where did the time go?
It seems to have passed so quickly when you think back. When they couldn't sleep through the night without crying or needed someone to cut up their food...it felt like those stages would last forever. Then suddenly, your sons and daughters are out the door...COOKING their own food. You wonder...how did the time move so quickly?
You don't just get this feeling with your own little ones but with your friends' little ones as well. A few weeks ago, we received a wedding invitation. This "lttle" girl was getting married. It seemed like I had just gone to her ballet recital. I had just played games with her while I kept the nursery at church. Now she is a registered nurse taking care of little ones...her own little patients...and getting married.
Time...seasons...life...moves on. Sometimes quickly. "I turned around and you were gone."