The girls and I went today to get all the supplies to make Christmas presents. It reminded me of when I would take the three older kids clothes shopping for school. I felt like
there were always three conversations going at once. Three different aisles I
needed to be on at once.
Where has the time gone?
If I had known that I would blink and the three older ones would be married
and one would have kids of his own, I might have been a little more patient. I may
have enjoyed them more and spent more time.
I certainly would have made a greater effort to instill the Word into them. I didn't do that well, especially after the three little ones came along.
Because I blinked and the older ones were gone, I realize how important it is to
spend as much time with the girls as possible. I realize the urgency of them knowing the Word to be able to get through life's difficulties. I realize that in two years I will be doing the shopping without them.
They have such a good time together. Most of the time. How many times today did I hear "Oh Lanty!" - Leah's name for Hannah. They had fun trying to figure out what to get every one. They love giving to their brothers and sisters.
I love that they love that.
I have one, maybe two more Christmases for them to be here to help decorate the house and make gifts. I already grieve that a little bit.
What I do with that time will determine what kind of wives and mommies they will be. I have to make every minute count.
Every single minute.
And all thy children shall be taught
of the Lord and great shall
be their peace.