A few months ago, I read an awesome article. In fact, if you are a mom, I want you to stop…take a moment…and read THIS. It’s a phenomenal article that has stuck with me ever since.
This moment here? Kairos. God’s time. A moment where everything stops for just a second and I realize the impact of the second and minute I am in. I stop the “don’t touch that” and the “I’m so tired, I need a break” and the worry about lunch and the schedule and the to dos…I relish in the moment. The softness of my last baby’s skin on my skin, her breath sweet on the air. I feel her weight on my leg and know she might never cuddle me like this poolside again, because soon she will be on to bigger and better things. I feel her head resting on my arm, and take a moment to thank God for this precious creature He has graced me with. The smell of baby sunscreen lingers on her neck, her curls tickling my cheek…and in this moment, I am fully present in time. I am fully aware of the passing of it, and I relish every second she stays still on me…near me. I know, in my heart of hearts, that I will remember this moment 17 years from now as she leaves for college. I will yearn for her head in my arm and her weight in my lap. I will yearn for the sweet giggles in sunshine and poolside moments of long ago.
Kairos. Powerful stuff.