Monday, January 09, 2006
This is just a "has to make you smile" picture of my son David from the Three Kings Day pageant we had at mass yesterday. He played a cow and sat by Mary and Joseph in the stable. Unfortunately, he decided to sit up there with his tongue sticking out. He wasn't sticking it out at anyone - he just had it hanging out! You never can tell what children will do.
This was the quote on the front of the homeschooling newsletter I received today:
"Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you." - Carl Sandburg
As I have mentioned recently, I have been thinking alot about the passage of time lately. Compounding that issue is the amount of "stuff" I'm trying to get done in a very limited amount of time. I recently took on a part-time job creating a (non-spirituality related) website for a woman I have known and worked for a long time. It is a massive project and she wants it done yesterday. While I have scaled back my own website operations temporarily and ceased publication of my paper newsletter, I'm still trying to keep my spirituality focus because that is where my heart is at. I just feel so overwhelmed yet I felt like I had to take on the job because it will help pay David's tuition at Catholic School next year. I know somehow God will see me through.
Time is so precious, however, and I really try to make the most of the time I have. I know that it is important for me to be with my children - these days I will never get back. I also know it is important to do something for me and to serve the community at large. Finding a balance is always a challenge!