Make Time to Savour and Savour the Now

Such a feeling coming over me, there is wonder in most everything I do, not a cloud in the sky, got the sun in my eyes…

I’m on the Top of the world looking down on creation and the only explanation I can find, is the love that I’ve found ever since you’ve been around, your love puts me at the top of the world.

Humming this song, I started my post.

This was how I felt 25years ago when I trusted Jesus as my saviour.

I felt this 11years ago when I married my beloved husband.

Needless to say, I felt that way after all 3 of my babies ‘pooped’ out from within me!

A close friend observed that she could see how I am ‘glowing’ especially in the recent years. Perhaps, it’s this contentment that drop by drop, filled my mamahood bank as my 3 lil hearts grow slightly less ‘tantram-nising’, and more caring towards others around them? Or The undivided attention I get from my dearest soulmate? Or the joys of how kiddos learn to know who Jesus can be in their own lives? Or my mother who finally knows the Lord? Or the more frequent catch ups with my own sisters? Or the privilege of sharing our lives with a young adults’ group in faith? Or simply a running lifestyle that I’ve adopted?

I think it’s all the above and MORE. It’s the relationships that are forged, the friendships that are maintained and the gracious love that Christ has bestowed.

Half a year has passed since I started my part time work. To think I should be settling down in my teaching except to find myself overwhelmed by a new project with the new term. I tried to console myself that it’s only for this month that I need to spend more time at work. It’s into the second month and I realise it’s time to make a Conscious and Conscientious decision to stop working overtime at the expense of my family time and health.

Reminder to Self-

They are the reason why I choose to work only part time…

I must remember and re focus… not to miss such growing up days!

Despite my daily hectic work days, I am keenly aware that I am Blessed. It will always be a struggle juggling work and home affairs. It’s how I learn to TRUST in the Lord’s timing and sovereignty. How I learn to

Make Time to Savour

and Savour the Now.

You know Facebook now keeps reminding you of the past photo feeds? It made me really reminisce the days when my kids were so ‘chubbily’ CUTE! Juxtaposed to now?? My heart was like an orange partially squeezed out for juice, missing those ‘why can’t they stay so cute forever’ stage.  I was inspired to juxtapose their past and more current photos to appreciate their growth!

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 Truly, time awaits no man. Our children will only be so small for a short while. Even though days are sometimes very long, the years will be short! Let’s treasure these lil ones and appreciate the growth in every stage.
As I write this post, it is also our 51st Birthday!
I want to take this opportunity to thank God for our homeland. As we celebrate our Nation’s independence, may we be grateful to how Singapore has come so far, being a safe haven called Home for our ancestors, our parents, and now for us and our future!
Like our 2016 National Day Song ‘Tomorrow’s here today’, let us make time to live our dreams and savour while it is today. We are proud to be raised and now to raise our family in our homeland Singapore! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SINGAPORE!!!

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One comment

  1. […] As I make time to Savour and Savour the now, I have to consciously make a choice to stop working over-time (OT) taking away precious moments meant for my daughter to grow and enjoy learning with me, or subtracting time from my boys’ basic revision routine. It’s easy to just say I am busy when in actual fact, I need to be disciplined and focused in my work-family juggling act. […]

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