Time is of the Essence

So what does time mean to you? The last couple of weeks I have seen how time flies, how precious time is and that time has a way to show us what really matters in life.

So let me explain my three epiphanies of time to you. Firstly how time flies – my baby boy is almost 14 weeks. I spent every second of every day with him thus far and I cannot believe what little miracle he is and that God just knows exactly what He is doing and that actually blows my mind. Our boy is such a great blessing in our lives and if I had the opportunity to turn back time I would not for one second, because I cannot think of a day without him. My maternity leave is almost over – it feels like just yesterday that he was born – and it breaks my heart to think that I have to leave this little man of ours in a nursery school. I do believe that they will do an excellent job but I’m so afraid to miss anything. It’s time that you will never get back. Sometimes I think that it’s such a waste of time and I would rather be at home with him to see him grow up and then I think that how else we will look after him if I just give up everything. But I also believe that if our parents could that (and we turned out good enough) I’m sure he will be just fine.

Secondly I would like to talk about how precious time is. This actually goes hand in hand with what I wrote above. Every second we spend with our loved ones should be precious. You never know what life might bring you. I have a friend whose father is really sick with cancer and every second she can spend time with him she’ll take. It is very difficult for her to see him like this every day but then she would say that she is so grateful for God’s grace and that she has time to be with him even though it gets tough. If I hear this I always think that we really have to cherish the time we have with our loved ones. I know it’s easier said than done but is it really worth it to have stupid fights and disagreements, can we not just be together and respect each other’s views and opinions even though we do not agree with them and can we all not just be. Laugh often, have fun and cherish each other. I read two quotes that really fits with my second epiphany – “Time you enjoy wasting, is not wasted Time” and “Time flies, but memories last forever”.

Last but not least – that time has a way to show us what really matters in life. Once again this goes hand in hand with what I said in the two paragraphs above. Time is so precious and if we cherish every second of life it will show us exactly what matters. For me I would say that money, materialistic objects etc. does not matter but God, my husband, my baby boy, my family and friends that’s what matters. Time is more valuable than money – you cannot buy back any lost time because you were chasing anything except quality time with your loved ones. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying you shouldn’t chase your dreams, because I still do this on a daily basis but what I’m saying is that do not miss the time you could spend with your loved ones because your dreams might be more important. I always say that you will never know when is the last day with any of your loved ones – so choose wisely. I thank God every day that I’m the type of person who would rather spend time with my family and friends than be alone. I would rather make time for them than for myself, and yes sometimes I pull at the short end of the stick but at the end of the day it will always be worth it.

I’m going to conclude today’s blog with this quote: “Life and Time are the two best teachers. Life teaches us to make good use of time and time teaches us the value of life”.

May God bless you all!!

Tammy

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