Does time ever play tricks on you? It’s funny because sometimes things that happened yesterday feel like they happened weeks ago, sometimes minutes ago, and sometimes like, well, they happened yesterday. Things tend to blur and blend in my world and sometimes I don’t really feel like I have an awesome handle on what’s happening. But the flow and flux can be oddly peaceful. I love that when you can just let yourself go with things, time has a way of winding everything up and leaving it exactly as it should be.While often I want to slow things down, speed things up, or just press pause, I do believe that every minute of our days is designed for a purpose. We often don’t know or understand what it is. So often I can whole-heartedly wish myself out of an entire phase of parenting–let’s be honest, I could happily extract this whole hellacious potty-training venture from our lives completely. Anyone? Anyone? But I am learning that everything is for a season.
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens” Ecclesiastes 3:1
So lest you are that mom with the crying newborn who won’t sleep through the night, the soccer mom racing like mad from one practice to the next ballet lesson, or the mom struggling with some insanely bratty teenage behavior that you have no idea how to handle, I am believing that it is just for a season. This too shall pass, right? My personal mantra is currently, “She will not throw food on the floor for forever”. Time sours when I pinch it too hard. I need to just let go a little and go with it a lot more. Disgusting food-covered floors and all.
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