Friday, November 18, 2011

Growing into Life~

It comes out of nowhere and hits you almost anywhere.

This realization that time is passing.

A birth announcement from a former student.

An invitation to an 80th birthday party for an aunt.

The wrinkles that used to be dimples and the dimples that never used to be.

And you stop.

 In that moment.

 And you wonder.

Where has time gone?

When did this happen?

And the reminder, the sudden awareness of growing and aging and time moving by catches you by surprise.

It steals your breath.

It stops you in your tracks.

So much left to do.

So many words left to say.

So many places unvisited and people unmet.

So much living still left undone.

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then again....

so much already experienced.

So many hugs given and laughs shared and tears exchanged.

So many dreams birthed and land covered and skies flown.

So many years tucked into so little time,
      so much life squished into so few years,

and the growing continues.

This growing into life,

              my life.

And, I smile.

And, I thank God.

And, I move on in my day.

Today I am linking up with The Gypsy Mama for Five Minute Fridays. To read more devotional thoughts on the word "Grow" or to join in on the fun, visit her at:


  1. Beautiful post. I am only 21 but time does seem to be going by so quickly already. Thanks for sharing this, it truly is beautiful.

  2. Just today at work we were talking about this very thing. Beautifully done!


  3. Love this, Stacy! Such good perspective. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  4. Stacy,

    This is so absolutely beautiful, I think you reached in a touched that part of people who feel this way. There is so much left undone, so much left unsaid, it seems to be going by so quickly. Lovely. Blessings to you Stacy.


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