We are a busy people. As I type...not at home...my laundry is piled, dishes unwashed, and a mile-long list of things to accomplish. Pressures of life seem to crush us.
We recently said goodbye to an old friend. We have spent the last year or so getting to know him well. Our family has had many instructive conversations, laughs and cries because of our relationship with him. Our lives will be forever changed and made fuller because of the influence he had on us. It won't be goodbye forever, however. We can visit him anytime just by opening a book.
Time goes so fast. Those little ones you cradled in your arms are soon grown and on their own. Those toddlers so unsteady on their feet are running marathons. The scratchy notes of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star on the violin suddenly become Vivaldi concerti. And parents are left shaking their heads and wondering when it all happened.