….is something you definitely don’t have much of. I’m sure we are all aware of this, but I don’t think we all live by this. I, for one, struggle with this, constantly. I know time is money, but to be honest, I don’t really treat it like it is. Most days I just let it tick on by without realizing I will never, ever get it back.

Tonight I was reminded of this. The last couple days I have been taking slow…using them to think, plan and consider life. I have thrown my “to do’s” out the window and focused on the “let’s enjoy”. And tonight we did.

After a rare meal out at the local pizza joint, the kids, Brandon and I headed over to my parent’s house to say a quick hello before bedtime. My mom had just made a strawberry pie for her Tuesday night Bible study, and she let us have a bite. It was AMAZING. Maybe amazing enough to do a Food Friday on someday! ha. ;)

And then Gramps decided to take Jake for a ride in the ’36.

This was a big deal because we tried a couple years ago to get Jake to take a ride in that car…but it’s SUPER loud and it scared him, so he wouldn’t go near it. But apparently he’s gotten over the fear because he hopped right in, gave me the two thumbs off and went roaring off down the hill and through the mountains with Gramps.

There are no words to describe how my heart felt. 

As we stood at my parent’s kitchen window and watched them driving down the hill…way off in the distance…I thanked the Lord that we are here, to be with my parents. And that we got to enjoy this night together. Because truth be told, we have no idea how many more years we will have with my dad capable of racing off in his cars. We have no idea.

As Jake and Gramps rumbled back into the garage, Evy wanted to jump in with them and I was able to snap this picture, with my dad doing his signature “hat’s off” wave.

Time. We have no idea how much more we have. So cherish every moment of every day.

Love you all


2 thoughts on “Time…

  1. 1
    Nicole says:

    I adore this post. Amazing post, amazing memories you are making…love it all!!!

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    Frances says:

    I can so relate…we just celebrated my Dad’s 80th birthday. You just feel like they are going to be there forever. And we know that isn’t how it is all. Time with family is so precious.

    Take care!

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