Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A Final Recital

Last Saturday the girls and I made our way to a place we have gone one weekend in May for the past six years, Hannah's piano recital.  It was another one of those "lasts" we've been experiencing lately.  It got me thinking about how quickly those years have gone by and how it seems we went from this...



to this, overnight.




Those seven years just seem like the blink of an eye in so many respects.  


So then I started thinking about Ashley's almost five years with us.  From this...




To this...




It all happened so fast.  Looking through these photographs makes me aware that the time they have with me is short in the grand scheme of things.  I need to treat that time like the precious treasure that it is.  I need to invest it well.  I need to invest it in them.  


I need to focus on what's important and let a lot of the little stuff go.  I need to stop complaining and start complimenting.  I need to spend less time in front of the computer and more time in front of my girls.  I need to give them the time that God has given me.  That's what I've been working on this week.  More time spent intentionally with them.  Not thrown together haphazardly, but planned time together.


Because it won't be long before my time with this one will feel just as fleeting...




It happens quick.  I'm going to make sure I don't miss it!


2 comments:

Wife of the Prez said...

Wow, so profound and so true. Thank you for sharing from your heart! Your girls are precious! I love your blog! Found it through TpT. I'm also homeschooling our children, some of whom were adopted and some of those as older children. I always enjoy your insight!

A House Called Home said...

Thank you for your comment and welcome! Isn't homeschooling so neat?! I'm sure you have some stories that mirror mine on the adoption journey. What we do isn't easy, but it's incredibly fulfilling!
Jennie

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