Friday, November 22, 2013


They said they would fly by.

The years with my children young I mean.

They were right, but I didn’t believe them.

I was too busy worrying about

meals to plan
laundry to fold
toys to pick up
a house to keep clean
mothering “perfectly”
and, I didn’t really believe them.

I didn’t let it sink in fully.

I let guilt get the best of me at times for not sitting down to play legos.


The years have flown by, just like they said and my children are now the young adults that I thought they’d never be. 


During those years when they were young, I was busy.

We were busy. 

We were busy just living. 

And the days flew by.

I can’t go back and have a do over in the real sense, but I can always have a do over in my attitude about the years flying by.

My body says: slow down
My soul says: be still
My spirit says: look up
My heart says: hold fast
My mind says: it will all be okay.
My will says, yes Lord.

Yes, to my children as wonderful adults.

Yes, to no guilt.

Yes to I am enough.

Yes to His grace mercy peace and love.

Yes, most of all yes

to the people who were the little ones once and

now yes, to who they are and are becoming as adults.

My children always.

My friends always, too.


This post is for Five Minute Friday where a community of encouraging writers write for the sheer joy of it for five minutes straight. No edits. Just writing. Today's prompt is "fly". Come on over to Lisa Jo Baker's blog to read more.


  1. Beautiful! I want to say yes to all those things too!

    1. Thanks, Jen, for stopping. Blessings! :)

  2. Nice, Anne. Yes to no guilt. I really like that! Your children are awesome.Thanks for sharing.

  3. Very real understand completely...that is where I am also


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