This is the new clock my husband recently bought:
Let me just say here and now that I absolutely don't like it! I mean the clock part is okay. What drives me crazy is the time that's projected on the ceiling. And I mean PPROJECTED. It seems to take up half of the ceiling in our bedroom. It's fine when you first go to bed. It's a good reminder that I should have gone to bed hours before I actually did. (I have a habit of "puttering around" after the kids go to sleep.)
The problem with the clock is when you can't go to sleep or wake up in the middle of the night and can't go back to sleep.
That was last night. I was in and out of sleep until 4:00 a.m. watching the minutes on that clock tick by oh so slowly. It didn't help that I was sleeping next to two snorers. (My hubby next to me and the dog on the floor!)
Every time the clock changed it reminded me:
Only a few more minutes until I won't see this guy for two whole years:
(This is a photo of Kade with all the little guys in the neighborhood who just adore him. They come over on a regular basis to see "the big guy" and to eat ice cream, go on scooter rides and wrestle. He will be missed by all! Stay tuned--he gets his mission call either this Wednesday or next Wednesday!)
Only a few more minutes until this guy will be driving:
(Collin turns 16 on Thursday and passed his driver's test yesterday!)
Only a few more minutes until these three teenagers won't be using acne medicine any more!
(This was my "picture of the day" a few weeks ago. I got quite a chuckle when at our nightly family devotional I noticed all three kids with zit medicine on their faces!)
Only a few more minutes until this little gal won't want to have her face painted any more.
Yes--as I watched the minutes tick away in the middle of the night, I realized once again that time goes far too quickly. I must take the time now to make the most of all my minutes.
This quote about time really says it all:
Time, the cradle of hope . . . Wisdom walks before it, opportunity with it, and repentance behind it: he that has made it his friend will have little to fear from his enemies, but he that has made it his enemy will have little to hope from his friends. --Charles Caleb Colton
Hope you're making the most of your minutes today.
P.S. Can you believe that I'm still sick! Over a week later and I'm still dizzy, nauseous and have a terrible headache from seeing the 3-D movie "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs." I've been to the doctor (going again today), gotten five shots and taken a prescription. Nothing has helped! Any suggestions?