If you have skills, commitment and passion, careers can head to the races and completely take over time. Raising kids during this time, who also can take you to the races, brings up the challenge of balancing life. Childhood is a fast thoroughbred and can start and finish in a blink of an eye so to speak. That is not a new idea by any means, but it is a true one. When we look at pictures or watch videos of our three children we realize that our little people in those pictures don’t exist in that form anymore. They have grown into pride-worthy, lovely adults. The once tiny people with wonder in their eyes were just passing through and needed everything we could deposit into their development. If those opportunities to make deposits are missed, we can never get it back. Childhood is fleeting, and the when it comes to the formative years, we get one chance. Children are a blessed priority.
This bit of inspiration was first published in our May 2018 newsletter, The NeighborHood Paper. To see the archive of this issue and others, and to sign up to receive more like this in the mail, click here!