Freeze Time

This week I wish I could freeze time. Every day I watch my teenager tower over me just a bit more. I’m not sure when he became so grown up. He’s my right-hand man and he always holds the door for me when we are out and about.

Just yesterday I was picking out the perfect train set for him. It came in a box with a red lid and his eyes lit up on Christmas morning. He was loud and full of energy.

Now he’s quiet and he sleeps in.

I’m not sure when this all happened. Did I miss it? Did I blink too long? I’m not sure.

In all truth, I don’t want to freeze time… I just want to experience time.

I want to be mentally present with my kids every day. I want to notice what’s happening around me, instead of thinking about what’s next. I want to have conversations about more than just chores and homework. I want to make the most important things a priority now, instead of believing there will be time later.

There is time right now.

Whatever good is happening for you right now in your life, please experience it a little more. Make more of it. Do more of it. Love it more. Love them more.