Life ebbs and flows,

Things come and go,

Sometimes as planned, Sometimes not,

So make the most of what you’ve got,

Unsure of what tomorrow will bring,

Give thanks today for all good things,

Enjoy the sweetness of moments you hold,

Each moment God gives you is worth more than gold.

And often the times that you wish away,

are times you’ll likely miss someday.

 

– Renee Myers        9-3-13

 

This poem was written as I thought about the moments I miss from when the boys were young; but how, at the time, I longed for future days when they would be older and things would be easier.  In so doing, I often overlooked the sweetness of those days.

I’d love to go back in time to spend a day at the park with them again, but back in the day, I’d be hot and sweaty, and count the minutes until we could go home.   There were times I thought I’d scream if I heard the word “Mom” one more time.  Now I’d love to hear it more.  There were times I was desperate for just a few minutes of peace and quiet so I could have at least one uninterrupted thought.  Now my days are too quiet and I miss the busyness of their childhood.

Having young children was tiring and could sometimes be frustrating, unnerving, and drain me of all my patience.  Yet, at the same time, it was the most fulfilling time of my life – cradling babies, holding little hands, hearing little giggles, watching them while they slept and thinking about how precious they were, being the one to wipe their tears, and those oh so priceless moments of huggles, snuggles, and kisses.

It all changes as they grow up, and you know what?  The changes are good, too!  Here I am wistfully wasting these moments away when I have just as much to cherish now!

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