Archive for January 1st, 2014


I was all set to just find and share a great quote … one about fresh beginnings, or some inspiring way to say Happy New Year. Then this picture came to mind.

A ‘then and now’ picture of my beast and kids. A reminder of how time flies.

Six years ago we took on the challenge of our (one and only … EVER) beast. According to the animal rescue center, she was found running on the streets of a city in a snowstorm, and was thought to be about a year and a half. From her first meeting with us, she claimed us as her own. Now at about seven and a half years, she is middle-aged, she needs a little glucosamine to keep her joints comfortable, and she still possesses us!

Six years ago our son was just learning to read, loved LEGO, and was too short for many rides at the amusement parks. Now, at fourteen, he still can spend a day with those brightly coloured blocks, and now I look up to see his face.

Six years ago our youngest daughter wore a short bob, was in her final year of elementary school, and saw boys and girls as the same. Now, at sixteen, her hair hangs at her waist, she has just a year and a half left of high school, and regarding boys … she’s got a favourite one.

Six years ago our eldest was the age her sister is now. She spent her time reading, with friends or working at the pool. Now, at twenty-one, she still spends her time reading, with friends or working at the pool … but is fourth year in her university career, and starts her first internship this month with a great healthcare organization, and is looking at graduate schools in the East.

Oh how time flies …

“The human person is a mere empty breath; his days are like a fading shadow.”
Psalm 144:4

“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.”
Proverbs 27:1


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