in the blink of an eye…

friend bowl

In the blink of an eye a lifetime of change can occur.  Children grow up, people we love die, friends move, life happens.  Where does the time go?  One day you’re changing diapers and then you’re looking at colleges.  In the blink of an eye I have gone from 20 to 40, and it feels like it happened overnight.  However, it looks like it took all those twenty years as the gray hairs start to emerge.  Regardless, what a beautiful thing it is.  As I write this today I relish the memories, love the moments, and anticipate the future.  I know I sound like a broken record sometimes, so accept my apology and listen once again.

One of the greatest gifts in my life has been the gift of true friends.  It can’t be bought, it can’t be forced, it just happens.  A piece of the puzzle that just fits together.  Of all the gifts I have ever given, my only hope is that a listening ear is among the best of them.  As I sat with friends last night over dinner after a long day, the love and calm it brings to my life makes me catch my breath.  Moments in time, moments that turn into a lifetime.  Every now and then moments in life happen, reminders put there to stop and enjoy it as each day goes by.  Reminders to enjoy it, as we never know when it is our last.  A reminder that life can change in the blink of an eye.

So enjoy the best of food and life, hug the ones you love, and cherish today.  Wrap your arms around your family and sit down together a few times during the busy week ahead, it does wonders for the soul.

2 thoughts on “in the blink of an eye…

  1. Amy says:

    Beautiful…when you get tired of cooking, you need to compile all of your “food for thought” writings into a book! I am copying the second paragraph (and giving you full credit) and sending it to my dearest friends. I truly couldn’t have said it better. Thanks for reminding me to stop and appreciate on of life’s greatest gifts!

  2. Christine Kelley Storch says:

    Love this post Christine Kelley Storch

    “Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good. – Dr. Minor Myers, Jr.

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