Friday, June 21, 2013

Did the treadmill just speed up?

Seriously, my life has suddenly shot into fast forward mode.

One of the surprising things about empty nest this last year has been the lack of much down time.  It seems like the areas that were filled with "kid things" were seamlessly filled in with a myriad of other things.

I don't know how it happened.

And then summer hit and I feel like someone pressed (and held down) the speed button on my treadmill of life.

I feel like I am running so fast to keep up and all it will take is one small distraction and I will go flying off!!!

Here is a little snippet of what my next month looks like:

*Sunday we have a foster baby coming for 8 days.
*2 days later, I leave for Arizona to visit my parents and help mom with a few things
*6 days after I get home from Az, I will jump in a Uhaul and help move my daughter to Texas

In between all of that I will have to come to grips with the fact that my daughter is moving away.....permanently.

Don't get me wrong, I am SO proud of her.  And this is exactly what we have worked for as parents.  To successfully launch her into life.

But I will miss her so.very.much.

But you know what....

I don't want to miss any moment.  I don't want to be struggling so hard to stay on the treadmill that I miss the small things happening around me.  When I try to control it all, that's what happens.  So, today I am asking God to help me slow down and savor each moment with gratitude.

When I focus on Him, my crazy treadmill just seems to slow to the perfect pace.


LuAnn said...

Proud of you and your mom attitude. I know you will savor and enjoy each moment. Hugs to you!

Cathy said...

It's so hard when they grow up. But yet at the same time you are so proud and happy to see them become grown ups. We're dealing with some of the same stuff.

Congrats to your daughter!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Hmmmm, so Sara...what you are telling me is that once your kids leave home...things really DO NOT slow down... :)

Angie said...

Loved that last line, "When I focus on Him, my crazy treadmill seems to slow to the perfect pace." So true! We can do anything with His strength! Hope you are doing well! Thanks for stopping by and checking on me. :)