Marx once said, "Time flies like an arrow.
Fruit flies like a banana." More than ever, I
can relate to this statement.
I find it
almost impossible to believe that our daughter is
nearly 14 months old. In fact, I would almost
believe that time has stood still for at least the
last 10 months, except that the dark circles of
exhaustion under my eyes keep getting darker, and
the calendar on my computer keeps changing and
getting farther and farther away from the dates of
my previous musings. So, the world keeps
moving on, even though I feel stuck in a weird time
warp. Time does fly like an arrow.
And as I
sit back in awe-struck (and, occasionally, slightly
irritated) observation as our daughter delights in
learning the various properties of the foods she
eats (i.e, how they taste, how they squish in her
fingers, how they smear on her tray, and what sound
they make when flung down to my freshly mopped
floor), I can appreciate the sentiment that fruit
flies like a banana.
awe-struck because I realize that Cadee is learning
about everything she encounters for the very
first time. It can be a humbling experience to
witness such growth as she learn how water splashes,
how sand feels beneath her feet, how the world takes
on a different view when standing on her own two
feet. Brushing teeth can be amusing, and books
are no less interesting just because all the legs on
the pop-up spider have been pulled off by curious
I get philosophical, wondering what it would be like
to encounter things for the first time again.
I've often said to my first-time-pregnant friends
that I wish I could go back and experience Cadee's
delivery again, so that I could truly digest that
amazing moment with a more present sense of
awareness. I guess it's the old, "knowing what
I know now..." adage.
I know, that on a daily basis we can still
encounter things for the first time again.
Life in Christ calls us to a life of faith and
obedience, a willingness to step into the unknown
with trust and confidence in God. In God, all
things are made new, and, as children on the journey
of faith, our eyes are daily opened to the wonder
that is all around us.
Grace and peace
to you as you journey.
Yours in Christ,