I Have Time

There is plenty of time...
24 hours a day is enough.

I have time to sing to you,
time to answer your questions,
time to play with you,
time to let you help stir and sweep.

I have time to brush your hair.
and time for you to brush mine.
I have time to read you a story... again,
to "tickle tuck" you twice,
to kiss you, your kitten, and your doll.

I have time for you.

I read today that the average child laughs once every four minutes. I wonder if the average adult laughs four times in a day? --- I was curious if it was true, and I discovered that I have above average children, especially my daughter. For the time that I listened in from the other room, she giggled every minute, and often several times a minute. How much happiness I would miss if I were too busy!

When I first brought my little girl home, she did not want to be rocked to sleep or held when she was tired. She seemed to struggle and fight in my arms. But, the other day while I was praying, I heard the Lord telling me to rock her now.

I moved a chair into her room, and I am now able to do what I wanted to do for my sweet girl when she was tiny.

He gives back the years the locust have eaten in so many unexpected ways when we seek Him.

"When Jesus sent you to us
We loved you from the start
You were just a bit of sunshine
From heaven to our heart
Not just another baby
For since the world began
There's been something very special
For you in His plan..."
- Bill and Gloria Gaither

As I hold her and sing, I pause to tell her again about the special dresses in the room:
the dress she wore when I first saw her, the dress she wore on our first mother's day, and the dress she wore to court to finalize her adoption.
How many precious moment I would miss if I were too tired, too stressed, too busy!

Our little girl can be a handful and she needs me to be rested and ready, and with the Lord's help, I will be. Like everyone else, I have 24 hours a day. I am going to be intentional with how I spend my time; because some things are too important to be too busy to miss.

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