Friday, July 8, 2011

Too Soon

So, over a month later, the Munroe clan is still marching along.  This summer has so far been packed with two weeks of Bible school, four weeks of swimming lessons, and a two week long visit from Nana (aka my mother-in-law Mary).  I would like to say that those things along with my ailing computer that goes into convulsions when in use for more than a moment or two have kept me from writing, but it is more likely my off-balance thyroid and laziness to blame. 

I can say that the girls are able to sing ever word of ever Bible school song (as can I!), do the backstroke and the butterfly, and they miss their Nana.  On the other hand, I am exhausted and still catching up on laundry and cleaning while trying to occupy all this free time that Weezie and Ginger have on their hands.  All the Nazareth gear has been packed away, today is their last day with "Miss" Eileen at the pool, and Miss Mary went back to Kansas on Monday.  So, everything is back to normal around here. 

As the summer is flying by, I am realizing more and more how precious our time is.  Everything has an end: the good and the bad.  In August, Weezie will be in 4K at Munroe and Ginger will be moments away from her third birthday.  Soon I will not be as needed and the little things that drive me crazy now and seems so dire and unending will be behind us and hard to remember.  I am trying to keep this in my heart everyday, every time I think I can't clean up one more 'accident', or listen to one more fit, or referee one more brawl.  The bad comes with the good and all of it will be over too soon.  

"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." 
Philippians 4:8

1 comment:

  1. Ok, so this one kind of it hit home with me... i'm in the same boat as you!! time going by way too fast and the realization that (like you) what i complain about is what will be over in a moments notice and i know that i'll miss it all!! i love this stage that our girls are in right now(even with all the complaints) and i am truly sad that it IS going by way too fast.