Our lives are getting busier. It’s already July and I feel as though the summer is over. My calendar is full until the day school starts, each minute planned out in advance.
I remember not too long ago when days were ours. I remember my empty calendar and lazing around with the kids, a cold glass of lemonade and popsicles on the lawn.
They are older now, classes and friends take up our days. I work now, that too takes up the day. We squeeze in fun between appointments and assignments. Yeah, I know this is life. I know it’s not going to get any easier.
I’ve decided to take my time back. Not literal time, I can’t do that. I mean the time that matters. I’ve decided I won’t lose the moments. I will relish the time we have, whatever it may be, because I can’t pretend that it will be any different tomorrow.
This means I need to be more intentional now about what we do with our days. I need to take a breath occasionally and say that it’s ok to be busy. And when I have a moment, not filled with life, I will take it, run with it, enjoy it. My life, and that of my family, is a series of choices and I choose to live it. As much as I can, I will live life with God at the center and my family first.
Yeah, life is busy right now, but I choose to see beauty in the moments.