this was us 2 years ago. almost entirely identical to our life today, except everyone moved up a spot and a whole lot of sleepless nights, nappies and meals in between.
almost thoroughly depressing if i think about it for too long.
how can time go that fast? *blink* did i completely miss it?
it's so entirely cliche but time really does fly.
i'm constantly reminding myself that these (busy and demanding) days are such a brief moment in time and that before i know it these rowdy kids will be gone and our home will be so still and quiet that i'd give anything to have some Constant Chatter to fill the silence.
i wished i could know now what i will know and understand in 20 years time. unfortunately that's impossible, so until then i employ what i like to call, Faux Perspective. i pretend i'm 20 years down the track and looking back.
when i do this, i realise that it'll only be a minute and i'll have all the time in the world to go to art classes, sew and craft, have coffee dates with girlfriends.... and a very tidy house.
but for now i pray for joy in this season and to truly see it for all it's richness, so that i won't be sitting in my quiet, very clean house looking back with regret and shame.