It is funny, strange and perplexing how we can simultaneously feel as though we are never going to grow old and that we couldn’t get any older (all stemming from proximity and relationship with our children). I am talking more about mentalities than physicality. The tension is a persistent issue we either deal with or learn to push away quickly. Pop culture even reminds us. Songs testify to this relative feeling of age and time too. “Time is on my side” and “age ain’t nothing but a number” are a few classics.
When we love in light of eternity, understanding that this life is a vapor, we will make the most of the millisecond.
What are some of your prayers?
- What are some of your favorite and least things about parenting?
- Do you know of any parenting paradoxes?