One day, it will all be gone.
Those sleepless nights you thought you'd never get through.
The waking babies who constantly need you.
The sick little one with an earache or tummy trouble in the night.
Days where your toddler wants you to read the same book twenty-one times in a row...
Those days when you think you will always be pregnant and you think you can't get through another one.
You can choose to skip a few years of babies, can't you?
You think your fertility will last forever.
But one day it will be gone.
One day you'll be sad at the negative tests and wish for just one more sweet babe to hold in your arms...
Or maybe the babies will come but they'll die in your womb, leaving their broken bodies behind with your broken heart...
Those days when your house is full of many little ones,
each needing your attention and help for many things.
How will you ever get through these days of so many?
But one day, those days will be gone.
The unkind words, the arguments amongst your children.
The dirty floors.
The piles of laundry.
The spills and the broken glasses.
The piles of school books all over the house.
It will be gone.
The children will grow up and grow out of needing you all the time.
You'll wonder if you did enough, cared enough, taught enough.
To your dear little ones and growing up ones.
Hopefully they will marry, and you hope they will live close by!
But they may move further
And then they'll be gone.
So, let us treasure, each day, each hour, every moment...
Because one day, it will be all gone.
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