I was intrigued by the poetic contrast of the past to the present as I drove past the vacant building that used to be my place of employment. The years seem to have passed by as quickly as my car traveled the block, the building becoming just a glimmer in my rearview mirror.
I loved that job. It’s hard to believe those days are over when there was a time that I imagined I’d be working there “forever”. I miss that time of my life. My heart ached as I passed by, remembering how I used to walk in that door each morning with my sweet bird Ava in her cage, not much of anything to worry about. I reflected on other aspects of my life, namely that as my role of a mother. I’ve heard it said more times than I can count, “Someday you’ll miss these days!” At which point I’d promptly roll my eyes. But it’s so true. Just in the course of a year (SIX MONTHS even!) so much changes. Nora has enabled me to reassess what really matters in life, to treasure each and every day and each precious moment at hand. All too quickly today will become a speck in the rearview mirror.
Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.
(James 4:14 NIV)
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.
(Ecclesiastes 3:11-12 NIV)
A special thank you to everyone who was a part of Team Nora today at the Walk for Kids, to benefit Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. You’re awesome!
Nora and I wish we could have been there, but we had lots of baffs to take! William and the big kids had a great time! Thank you, again!
Nora Rose, you are sweeter than sugar, cuter than a bug’s ear and more beautiful than a pink rosebud. Aunt Jean sends you love, hugs and kisses and prayers on this Lord’s day! XXXX0000
How inspiring! I work in NiCU at GSH I must say I adore my job! But also wish I was able to stay home with my 11 and 2 year old! Everyday is a blessing perhaps every moment! I always love hearing your amazing words of wisdom!
WHAT TOWN IS THAT WHERE YOU USED TO WORK? LOOKS LIKE A VERY PRETTY TOWN. SUCH NICE PICTURES OF EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE TODAY. I LOVE THE PICTURE OF GRETA AND NORA LOOKING AT EACH OTHER. THAT ONE IS PRICELESS!! ALSO THE ONE OF GRETA PLAYING WITH NORA IS REALLY SWEET. NORA IS SO CUTE WHERE SHE IS IN THE BATH, LAUGHING AND HAS HER LITTLE TONGUE STUCK OUT. I LIKE THE ONE OF GAVIN WHERE ONLY HALF OF HIS FACE IS IN THE PICTURE. I LIKE PICTURES THAT ARE DIFFERENT. HE IS A VERY GOOD LOOKING YOUNG FELLOW, BEAUTIFUL EYES. ALSO THE ONE OF GRETA WITH THAT BEAUTIFUL SMILE, AND THE MERRY-GO-ROUND IN THE BACK GROUND IS PRETTY NEAT. SO NICE OF ALL THE “TEAM NORA” LADIES WALKING TO HELP OUT CINCINNATI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. YOU AND WILLIAM SURE HAVE BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN. WELL, I THINK I HAVE ONE MORE BLOG, SO OFF I GO.