I am "THAT" Person
The last thing I wanted to hear when I was chasing a 13 month old who was constantly climbing tables and had been since he started walking at 9 months, while I had my other baby latched onto my breast dangling mid air all while my 4 year old was in the kitchen "trying" to make breakfast (not to mention the fact that I was doing in home daycare for multiple other children at the same time) was "Treasure this time, it goes so fast."
Treasure that time? ...the crazy, the weariness, the loneliness in the midst of chaos, the longing for my husband to come home and rescue me, the dirty diapers, the fatigue, the feeling of being a milking station, the sleepless nights (shall I go on)...treasure that? You have got to be kidding me!!
Yet, here I am. Apparently, I survived..... my bra size a bit smaller, my stomach a bit flabbier, my stretch marks a testimony to my labor, my wrinkles (3 of them) a badge of the times I spent laughing my way to borderline sanity and my babies now grown.
Those voices ring in my head, the voices telling me to treasure it up, because they grow so fast and my response of not wanting to, I just wanted to survive the day without a major catastrophe. I just wanted them to hurry up. Well my wish came true.
Time hurried up, time did not wait, my babies grew up. My babies now look out for me. My babies have their own opinions, their own ideas, their own relationships. My babies don't poop or pee in their pants anymore and don't need me to cut their nails or wipe their nose. My babies.....what happened to the time?
I look at myself and wonder, because I know it was just yesterday that they needed me, I know it was just yesterday that they would fall and want me to kiss their owie and make it better. I am sure that it was just the other day when they wouldn't go to bed unless I tucked them in. They grew up.
I try my hardest to not be that person... you know, the one who is on the other side passing down those words "Treasure this time, it goes so fast" to the younger moms, but the reality is whether you treasure it up, take it for granted, hold your breath or wish it away, time marches on. Babies grow up and move out and then all you have are the memories of the precious chaos of days gone by.
So, to my Moms that are in the thick of it; It's true, the time with your young children goes fast so, embrace the crazy that is before you. Don't run from it, jump in it and dance in it...out crazy the crazy, turn the world upside down. Seek God hard in the loneliness, learn to trust him more in your weariness. Change the poop with pride, don the stretch mark as your banner, the wrinkles and bags under your eyes as a testimony to the fact that you are not defeated. You have lived to take on another day! And my friends, that truly is a gift!
You see, one day, you will be like me, standing where I am, wondering how it all happened and where the time went and it will take all your willpower to not sound like THAT PERSON! Yet, here I stand with my grown-up babes and one day, Lord willing, you will too.
Now someone go get me some grandbabies!!! Let's do this!!
Love you in the Lord, Mia
5/11/2016 02:27:04 pm
So I was scrolling thru fb today all stressed out thinking of how I am going to get thru a full semester of physiology and anatomy crammed into 6 weeks with three kids who are both in sports and from the time my feet hit the floor , I feel like am literally being pulled in every direction .......this post checked me a bit and made me think of last week when I had to have Ashely at a practice and had to have Payton at no the field all at the same time .....and ha a huge final the following day..... We pull up to Ashley's field and I see uniforms and anothe team and say it's a GAME!!!! I looked at her and said how could u forget to tell me it's a game !!! And had a melt down LOL !!!!!! they just stares at me and then I realized.... I l never get this " " "game" back and she ll never be 9 yrs old again....it is soooo easy to get overwhelmed in the thick of things , this wa nice to read ;)
5/11/2016 04:37:16 pm
Oh Sheena, you have a great outlook and perspective. You are in the thick of it and rising above. You are an encouragement to me. Keep rising above! ~Mia
5/12/2016 07:06:45 pm
That made me smile thank u, but man I just realized how many typos I had in my very long comment .....that's how ya know your really tired lol ;)
5/13/2016 08:06:08 am
5/16/2016 11:48:51 am
Always good to hear from you Jackie. Yes, it is such a blessing to be ministered to by those we have poured into. Blessings, Mia
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A collection of writings from a life based on the truth that about midnight anything can happen.
As an imperfect servant of the Lord, I often feel I am fumbling my way through life, looking upward for guidance and outward to love. So, I write about it, to break up the noise in my head.