This week I went to my niece, Molly's kindergarten graduation. It was so special to be there with Sophia, where we had enjoyed many weekly lunches together (Sophia got to experience those while she was still cooking away in my belly). Mol is getting so big! Annie & Owen are too.
While there, I heard a song called "Blink" (by Revive) and it fits how I am feeling these days so well!
The lyrics of the first verse and chorus:
Teach me to number my days
And count every moment before it slips away
Taking all the colors before they fade to gray
I don't want to miss even just a second more of this
It happens in a blink
It happens in a flash
It happens in the time it takes to look back
I try to hold on tight, but there's no stopping time
What is it I've done with my life
It happens in a blink (x2)
To listen to the whole song, click HERE
These moments and days are each so precious, we don't want to take even one for granted! I cherish every sweet snuggle when Sophia buries her face in my neck as she gets sleepy and closes her eyes in full contentment/security. Or the laughter and squeal over a simple fish face or blubber lips in our efforts to earn the delight of her entertainment. Even when her eyes are red-rimmed from being overtired/waking early from a nap, as I see crocodile tear streaks down her cheeks, it is indescribable to be the one she was hoping would come find her and rescue her from the isolation of her lonely crib. each day brings so many gifts. so many opportunities for joy, growth, humility, and the Lord's grace. I am on my knees daily for strength, wisdom, patience, and the supernatural ability for Eric and I to parent Sophia in the deepest of Love. She changes and grows every day; I don't want to miss any part of it. Because as we all know, 'it happens in a blink'!