The time that is given us

Sally - hourglassAll we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. ~Gandalf (J.R.R. Tolkien)

In truth, people can generally make time for what they choose to do; it is not really the time but the will that is lacking. ~ Sir John Lubbock

Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time’ is to say ‘I don’t want to’. ~ Lao Tzu

No one knows how much time they have to be with the people that are the most important. Enjoy it. ~ Balthazar Blake (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice)

Every day you have T-I-M-E!

To mothers of children of all ages: you have time to pray for your children, to play with your children, to listen to your children, to talk to your children, to teach your children, to show your children the love of God, to share God’s word with your children.

To mothers of babies and toddlers: you have time to nurse and nourish your little one, to snuggle your little one, to rock your little one, to sing to your little one, to read to your little one, to play with your little one, to let your little one learn about the big world from the comfort of your loving arms.

To mothers of older children: you have time to play a game, to discuss a book, to listen to your little author’s story, to look at your little artist’s picture, to watch a YouTube video that your child wants to share, to listen to your child’s dreams, to listen to your child’s favorite new song, to hear about a new level in a game, to read a tweet, to see a status, to discuss a blog, to hear about drama at work or school or daily life.

To all mothers: You have 24 hours in every day. That is the same amount of time that every other human being has and it is up to you to choose what you do with that time. Seize the moments to love your children, to show that love by your interest in them and your genuine delight in having them near you. Make the time!

Every moment with your child is a precious gift. Make the moments count.

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