Thursday, June 30, 2011

Don't blink...

This season of life can be intense- as a stay at home mom of three little ones, sometimes my life seems like a jumble of noise, mess, and answering questions... 

…lots and lots of questions.

Sometimes I wonder how we're going to make it to bed time when we've only made it to 10AM.
Well, on Monday I was out with my husband for the whole entire day. Believe me, it was really lovely and refreshing, in fact I didn't want the day to end!
But I missed my little people 
and wondered what they were thinking and how they were doing.  
I gained even more perspective as I peeked in on them at the end of the day- they were all sleeping and they looked so cute and so big. 
I thought about all the things I love about them right now.
Yesterday my 5 year old said 
When I was little, I called maple syrup 'mustard' but I don't call it that 
since I'm grown up. 
Oh, boy. Before I know it he will be grown up.
Have you heard the song Don't blink?

I turned on the evening news
Saw an old man being interviewed
Turning a hundred and two today

Asked him what's the secret to life?
He looked up from his old pipe
Laughed and said, "All I can say is

Don't blink, just like that you're six years old
And you take a nap
And you wake up and you're twenty-five
And your high school sweetheart becomes your wife

Don't blink, you just might miss
Your babies growing like mine did
Turning into moms and dads
Next thing you know your better half

Of fifty years is there in bed
And you're praying God takes you instead
Trust me friend a hundred years
Goes faster than you think, so don't blink

I was glued to my TV, when it looked
Like he looked at me and said
"Best start putting first things first"

'Cause when your hourglass runs out of sand
You can't flip it over and start again
Take every breathe God gives you for what it's worth

Trust me friend a hundred years
Goes faster than you think, so don't blink.