I sit here today looking at my children, one 13 and the other 13 months. It is rare to look at your children 13 years apart. One just coming into the world and barely beginning to blossom, the other entering the world of the young adult. Such opposite ends of the spectrum. Two completely different worlds. I reflect today on how much I miss A'Olani. I miss the 10 year old in her, I miss the cuddly 5 year old, and squishy newborn. It's true what they say, "hug your children every day, one day you'll blink and they will be grown." Or how about the old cliche' "Time flies." To say that time is short is a gross understatement. Time eludes us no matter how hard we try to pause it, hang on to it, make it last.
I miss my "bug" and all our little adventures. I miss her...
The young woman I see before me is brilliant, beautiful, kind hearted, and more creative than I would have ever imagined. Today I embrace this progression, while looking back.
As one bird leaves the nest, my other little chick is still keeping it warm. I am truly blessed.
Today I woke up to a different world…
Summer is here and so are the heat waves…
"Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the LORD forever."
Love One Another Day 9 | Zephaniah 3:17
“For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior.”
Wanderlusting with my girls has become a favorite pass-time for me these days…
Love One Another Day 5 | 1 Cor. 13:12-13
“Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.”