Maybe it's the busyness. The never ending to-do lists that seem to drain the time.
There are days that seem to last forever, you know those days.. cooking, cleaning, laundry, schooling, scheduling, phonecalls, crying, fighting, whining (that's usually just the children, rarely me =] ), and on and on it goes. The days that the tasks cloud my vision and living somehow gets pushed to the back burner. You know what? I don't like those days. Thankfully they are not the norm, but I would like them to be obliterated completely. Last week I realized in the middle of the day that I was caught up in task mode, so I put down the to-do list that I was adding to and took the children outside to play.
It's no coincidence that the days that I'm in task mode there is more whining, crying, and fighting. Since "I don't have time" to deal properly with issues with the children, attitudes and character issues are allowed to continue and we end up with "crazy house" as we fondly refer to it. :) So of course those days are long!
God made us to relate to one another. Husbands and wives, parents and children, brothers, sisters, friends, we all need relationship. Our life with Papa God is all about relationship! He wants to know us, we need to know Him. And relationships take time. So wouldn't our enemy like to make us "too busy" for relationship? Too busy to consider what we're missing out on? Too busy preparing the perfect whatever that we don't get time to hear what Jesus is speaking, our husband is sharing, our children are excited about, our friend is needing?
I have purposed to not miss out on living. Not miss out on any smiles or laughs or jokes or gurgles or tickles or cuddles or hugs or questions or answers or booboos or bad days at work or good days at work or tears or hurt or sadness or joy with my precious, precious family and my very dear friends. That's a lot to miss out on just to get my list all crossed off! How blessed I am to know Jesus, and how blessed I am to have this life so full of His gifts.
Here is what I really don't have time for: Forgetting this lesson. Because no matter how long some days are, months go quickly and years fly by and I want to relish every moment of this life I have right now. As wife, mommy, daughter, sister, friend.
will wait till tomorrow,
for Children grow up,
as I've learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down, cobwebs.
Dust go to sleep.
I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep......