Time flies. Period.
It’s sad but oh so lovely experiencing it. I cherish every second I have with my little ladies and pray for many, many more years of this!!
We only get about eighteen years with our kids. If you’re a parent, you already know how fast time soars by once you have a family. Ages 0-18 may have felt slow for you growing up, but now that the roles are reversed, life feels like the time lapse video speed on your smartphone.
You don’t want to miss any moments with those precious babies you kiss goodnight each day. It’s easy to say “I love you” or “Sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite”, but don’t let that be all. Be sure to take the time to end the day on a light and loving note. However, if it’s been a rough day, make sure you take the extra moment to remind your child just how much they mean to you… no matter what kind of day you may have shared.
Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Your actions not only teach your child through your example, but those gentle and kind words will reaffirm to them just how much you love them. – Ephesians 4:26
When I was old enough to read and write, my mom and I used to write to each other every night. I would go to bed, write in a notebook to my mom, then sneak out of my room and lay it on her pillow. It makes me emotional thinking about how special that notebook must be to her.
She would write me a note back and I would find the notebook on my bedside table in the morning. We chatted about our day, we shared what we were excited about, and sometimes we apologized for any rough spots that day may have held. I hope to share a nighttime notebook with my own children when they are old enough.
Be sure to make the most of every moment you have to love, teach, nurture, and enjoy your kids.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. – Proverbs 22:6
Not one memory do I want “departed” from my mind. Yet, not one bad thing do I want staying in my child’s mind either. I pray that they love the Lord and that each and every night, they too end their day thanking Him for all His glorious wonders.
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Do you have any bedtime habits of sharing love you have created with your children? I’d love for you to share them in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!