Don’t Miss the Journey

Time goes so fast, don’t miss the journey

I always heard that kids grow up so fast but it wasn’t until some of my kids became adults that I fully understood this. I can vividly remember each child when they were born. To me, it feels like yesterday. But as my once young son left my home for the Marines I realized how short the time really was.

It can be so easy to get caught up in the business of life and lose sight of what really matters in the moment. Times like when that toddler is getting into everything and we haven’t showered in three days because there is no way that little guy can be left alone for 5 minutes, let alone time to take a shower.  Or for the third night in a row, you are stuck sitting in the rocking chair holding a sick baby. In those moments take a deep breath and enjoy every second of it. Breathe in the scent of your baby’s hair and capture it in your mind. Slow down and sit with your growing child and color the picture together.  When your preschooler walks up to you with a book and asks you to read it, stop what you’re doing and snuggle that precious child close as you read that book for the 100th time.

Embrace each one of those small moments for the precious gift they are.

Children are filled with awe for the small things in life. Slow down and allow yourself to be filled with that same awe of discovery that is bubbling over in your child. Stop and smell the roses while your child still wants to smell them with you.

Don’t get so caught up in the business of life that you miss the journey.


  • Jess

    Reply Reply December 20, 2016

    Merry Christmas! We will have to talk soon, i want to hear all about you guys and I would love to share how our dear Lord is working in my ministry💚

    I so agree with your blog. It reminds me of the essay the young heroine in The Bells of St.Mary wrote. She was asked to write about our 5 senses. Father O’ malley suggested we have a 6 th sense., a gift from our dear Lord,….being in the moment to love and appreciate every gift in creation. She expanded the thought to say if we couldn’t appreciate every moment, person, and thing with all of our being….we were not using our senses.

    • Angie Smuin

      Reply Reply December 23, 2016

      Thank you, Jess! I would love to catch up!

      Yes, we often rush through life and don’t slow down enough to truly enjoy life with those around us with all of our senses! It is always a good reminder to slow down and embrace life to the fullest!

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