Yesterday, my youngest child, "my baby", turned 15!! It made me stop and wonder where the years have gone. It seems like he was just a baby not that long ago. I remember when all the kids were younger, and older parents would suggest that I savor every moment when the kids were young, because they would be grown before I knew it. How right they were. I'm so thankful that I homeschooled all my children, which gave me a lot of time to not only enjoy them, but to teach and train them. For those of you who are still in the tough, busy stage, with lots of little ones, I would like to encourage you to not just survive the busy days, but make them count. I love the words of this song that I listened to often, when my children were younger.
"Do you have children who are small? Have you given them your all?
Have you shown them the ways of Jesus, or did harsh words on their ears fall?
Soon they'll be grown, never more a child to be,
Then you'll reap what you've sown on this day.
And this day will never return to you, this day will never return.
You'll never have these chances again; this day will never return."
What a great reminder of the importance of making each day count!