This Won't Last Forever

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

When the day has been long, and I'd rather skip giving a bath,
I think, "This won't last forever."
When teething pains interrupt my sleep and someone wakes up wet yet again,
I think, "This won't last forever."
When tempers flare over taking turns and whining lasts all afternoon,
I think, "This won't last forever."
When milk is spilled, dirt covers the floor, and someone misses the potty,
I think, "This won't last forever."
Then a growing boy climbs into my lap to suck his thumb, and
I remember, "This won't last forever."
Chubby hands clasp my face to cover it with kisses, and
I agonize, "This won't last forever."
A sleepy lump tucks arms in and rests on my shoulder, and
I sigh, "This won't last forever."
I get more love than I deserve from these precious, messy children, and
I know this won't last forever.

But I wish it would.
(An edited repost. I can't believe how much more I feel this, now.)

We are traveling for the next few days, so things may be quiet around here. When you read this Hubby and I will be on our way to . . . Paris. I know! I can't believe it either. My best friend is getting married there on Saturday and I am the matron of honor. The boys are staying with my parents. Please say a prayer for all of our safekeeping, and for the blessing of my friend's marriage. You may recall that travel has given me some anxiety in the past. I'm feeling much better now, but I would still appreciate prayers for calm thoughts and the peace of God. Thanks, and love you all. 

P.S. Come back on Friday for an announcement. I'm excited :)

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2 Responses to “This Won't Last Forever”

  1. Oh my goodness - PARIS!!! Have a WONDERFUL time!!

  2. Such a good reminder! Your post reminded me of a poem I ran across a while back. Here is the link: Have fun in Paris!!