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Monday, November 21, 2011

I Am Thankful For Time...

It's that time of year where people are sifting through their minds and hearts for all that they are thankful for. This year there is one word that sums it all up for me. That word is "time".

Time

Time used to be something I only noticed on my watch
I would wish for the minutes to fly by
One day my heart reminded me to look up and
 I shuttered at what was right before my eye

My children that once needed me for everything
didn't need me so much
They had grown bigger and more confident and
didn't need me to hold their hands and such

My children that used to fall asleep so comfortably
with their head upon my chest
now look for their own bed and pillow
for a good night's rest

I missed so many details and moments
by rushing through my days lightning fast
I never took the time to stop and realize
 how quickly it would all fall to my past

With my heart's gentle reminder to slow down
and savor each flavorful day
I promise to no longer take time for granted
nor allow it to stray


Happy Thanksgiving!! I hope you and your family slow down and enjoy yourselves. Time goes by too quickly if we allow it.

I'm taking the rest of the week off from my blog. I'll be on Twitter (KristenPGIP) or on The Preppy Girl in Pink's Facebook page here and there but I am going to take this week to soak up the time with my family. See you all next Monday!!



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11 Comments:

At November 21, 2011 at 5:06 PM , Blogger Robbie K said...

beautifully written. <3

 
At November 21, 2011 at 8:34 PM , Blogger Kristen said...

I love that poem. And... I am thankful for time. I find myself ... not wishing it away, but wishing for more of it. Either way - every day I have here with my family is a blessing. I love the message. Love that you are taking time off from the blog to be with your family. **Hopefully I can do the same soon ;)** And.. thanks for the really meaningful words earlier today. I needed to hear them - so thanks. I'm doing a thankful post for later this week. And... I'm thankful I stumbled on your blog. ~ the other Kristen

 
At November 22, 2011 at 6:03 AM , Blogger Maren said...

Beautiful!

Enjoy the holiday and time with your family! ♥

 
At November 22, 2011 at 7:22 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful, just like you. I look forword to having all of us togather, slowing down and enjoying each other. Mom

 
At November 22, 2011 at 4:03 PM , Blogger Kristin @ What She Said said...

Enjoy your time off! Having just returned from a blogging break, I can honestly say it did wonders for rejuvenation. Happy Thanksgiving! :)

 
At November 22, 2011 at 9:34 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for this! Now I just need to read it every day. ;)
xoxo
Mel

 
At November 23, 2011 at 1:06 AM , Blogger Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Loved this! It made me stop and think about just how precious my days are. I'm definitely still in a mode when I take my time for granted, but I'm still trying to slow down and appreciate my days. :)

 
At November 25, 2011 at 11:27 PM , Blogger Jen Has A Pen said...

I can't believe how much faster the years seem to go as we age. It's so crazy. Good for you for taking a deep breath and letting life sink in.

 
At November 26, 2011 at 5:04 PM , Blogger WhisperingWriter said...

What a lovely poem.

I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving!

 
At November 26, 2011 at 8:27 PM , Anonymous OneMommy said...

You have written a beautiful poem. So true, time goes too quickly with little ones. I've noticed my own little baby (okay, he's 2 1/2 now) won't fall asleep when I rock him anymore. He actually asks for his bed... (sniff, sniff)
Enjoy your time with family this week!

 
At November 28, 2011 at 7:42 AM , Anonymous Galit Breen said...

I sos woon for time off and, of course, for time! xo

 

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