The Days Are Long but the Years Are Short

Shortly after my first born son was born, my pastor said to me, “The days are long but the years are short”. I really didn’t realize the truth he spoke to me in that moment. I wondered why he would say such a thing to a brand new mom. After all, I was a sleep deprived zombie at the time and what I needed was an encouraging word or at least that is what I thought I needed. Wasn’t there a better piece of advice, some piece of wisdom that he could have said?

The more the years pass the more I understand what my pastor had said to me.

Now that my first born son is entering his high school years, this statement is ringing ever so true in my mind. I feel as though there isn’t enough time to teach him all he needs to know before leaving our home. I don’t feel there are enough days much less enough years. I don’t feel ready.

The days are long but the years are short.

Now that I am longing for more long days, I don’t think there is anything more important than that piece of wisdom that someone can share with a brand new mom. You are sleep deprived, you are a walking zombie but hold on because the days are long but the years are indeed entirely too short.

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