This is a video of a song that I keep thinking about. It is a secular song; but it really hit home. Listen to it and then read my comments.
It Wont Be Like This For Long
I think that it is so easy to get caught up in "living" life and just trying to make it through that sometimes I forget to cherish the days that I am in. As my youngest has just turned 2 I realize that 2 whole years of her life has now passed. No do-overs. Time seems to be flying by tonight. I almost feel like going to wake them up for a hug...almost :o)
These are the precious days and years of our lives. The ones where our little family is growing. I have two beautiful daughters and if I am not careful it will all be gone in a flash; and I will have missed it all. Lord help me to live in the day that I'm in and to cherish each and everyday I have with them. Help me to remember them in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the day. Don't let me forget that while I am living my life...they are too...and they will remember the good AND the bad. Help my words to be sweet and my correction to always be wrapped in love. Lord, help them to always know that I love them and that their lives mean something to me. They matter to me. They are important TO ME!! Help me remember in the midst of the bad times that those will fade and be forgotten; but Lord help me hold on tight to all the good times. It WONT be like this forever. Someday things will change. They will grow up and think that they don't need me anymore.
Help me enjoy all the time I have with them right now...for it seems so soon it will be all gone.