Time · 1/31/2018

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Someone said to me “Sydne you have too much time on your hands.” The comment came after I shared a favorite part of my day with him. I said “There’s a little squirrel outside my window in that crab apple tree, somedays he hangs upside down on a skinny branch and has some lunch with his tail in the air.” I laughed and said “He comes around about everyday with his feathered friend Robin. I’ve never seen a squirrel and Bird who seem to be such good friends.” That’s about the time that the comment came in. Since then I have been looking out my same window that brings me so much joy and wonderd, do I have too much time on my hands? Should I be doing something of importance? I honestly wondered what I am contributing to this world that God has given me.
I began to look back on the days of raising my five children and many of their friends who frequented our home who had permanent places in my heart and in my arms. It was the busiest time of my life and the best times of my life,wiping noses, playing games, cooking and cleaning, projects, school and sports, church callings and dating, illnesses, teenagers and heartbreaks, late nights and long days, worry and joy, proud and sad, learning, growing and progressing, driving and talking, mending and counseling, teaching and loving, tears and laughter, celebrating successes and graduating..... the list goes on and on. The best and most beautiful times of my life happened when I became a mother, what do you think of that my little squirrel? I wonder how the view is hanging upside down from that tree.

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