Something to hold on to...

"Today I am one day nearer home than ever before. One day nearer the dawning when the fog will lift, mysteries clear, and all question marks straighten up into exclamation points!
 I shall see the King!"     Vance Havner

Sunday, January 7, 2007

Still kicking

Yes, my loyal readers, I am still alive. Sometimes we just get so busy. Too busy, in many ways. Youngest headed back to college today. That meant that all the latest laundry had to be done marathon style, and many other fun things associated with packing a kid up had to be dealt with. It was good to have him home. Oldest took him back and will stay the night to catch up with friends. Next week oldest will head back to his college and wrap up his very last college semester. He is on the 5th year of a 5-year plan between two colleges and will earn bachelor's degrees from both in May.

Next week husband and I will start to reclaim the house and quite honestly enjoy having things "our" way again, but we treasure these days with our sons. They will become farther and farther between. I know that most of my readers are younger moms. My only advice to you is "Do not blink". You will blink and all of a sudden your baby will be 21. The days go fast and never repeat. I have tried to enjoy my boys at every age. I did not wish for them to go back, nor did I wish for them to grow faster. We are given each stage only for a short time. Take advantage of them.

On a different note, I would like to report that my Bible reading has been on target to date. I have read daily and decided not to limit myself to 2 chapters as I did before. I read till I find the best place to stop. I started with Genesis; tonight I am ready for chapter 25. I will continue going through the Bible. I am also adding the Gospels into my daily reading due to a challenge from the youth minister. Can't very well expect my girl group to read the Gospels if I am not.

I still have many things to do to prepare myself for the work day tomorrow, so this post is short. More to come.


Anonymous said...

Oh Wise Silver Belle Do you have knowledge for those of us who have a teenage girl and boy in the home and wish their hormones would come out of hyperdrive? And we could jump through the "I know everything stage!"

On another note so happy to read you had time to enjoy with the boys.

Silver Belle said...

Sorry...I only know what I know.

Farm Wife said...

Good job on the Bible reading. I usually make it through about 3 days of "required" reading, and then get side tracked. Not good.

Grace said...

I can't even fathom having a child that is 21. Right now I can hardly believe that Prophet is 9 1/2. I can't believe your boys are so grown up. It seems like just yesterday your youngest was interrupting my mother's Sunday School discipline by telling her that she had beautiful eyes.

Art the Omnipotent said...

It was good to hear someone express the need to enjoy our children as they are, where they are. I'm trying so hard to enjoy each day. They are slipping by so quickly and I feel like I am missing so much. They are still small (8,6, and 4) but growing fast.