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Updated on October 24, 2008

Are we making the most of what we've been given?

Are any of you challenged with the issue of balance? I see how so many hubbers/bloggers publish new stuff daily.....either this is just a season or simply, many of you are truly gifted and skilled writers since even though I can type fast, I can't bang out something that I consider worth sharing all too soon. I'm not jealous. I admire and appreciate much of what many of you contribute and hope and believe several of you could be making a positive difference in the lives of your readers.

To the Lord, a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like a day. To me, time can be a perplexing subject, even though we have ways to measure or keep track of it

I don't long to live in the past. From a professional standpoint, I can hardly wait to experience the future in terms of how my real estate business will grow and prosper. I hope./don't believe I have a love of money, but there are goals and dreams that I have and I know hard work is typically what's needed to achieve them. I know God is amazing, mind blowing - a miraculous God who is proficient at operating supernaturally. I know He can bless me beyond my wildest dreams. So far, He hasn't communicated a different way for me to achieve my goals and dreams aside from working in the field I've chosen. Hopefully I'm "tuned in" well enough to know if there is a different direction I should be taking. Hopefully, my faith is strong enough that I will trust and obey, even if He proposes something which sounds ridiculous or impossible (Moses comes to my mind, as a classic example).

When it comes to my children and how quickly they are maturing, I wish things could slow down. LIfe just isn't as simple as it was in decades past....w/ technology you think things would become simplified but in reality, I think it causes us to try to cram in more.

I remember when I was a kid, it seemed like summer vacation, holiday breaks from school, special occasions were forever taking their time to arrive. Now that I'm older, time seems to be flying by. My two boys are ages 11, and within a couple days, 9. Although I love witnessing their independence and developing characters, it's kind of tough recently realizing that "hanging with mom," is uncool. Although I know they love me, their friends rate before I do. Sigh....I know this is natural. To think in the doubling of time that has been spent raising my baby, he will be an adult. Does anyone else find themselves blown away by how fast it goes by? I guess for those who are elderly and still hold a "full deck," (mentally) it seems to go by even faster (so some have told me).

Washington is a beautiful and wonderful place to live. I love living here during the months of March through October. Daylight savings is a week away (hooray and hallelujah!) and come summer, it won't be getting dark until 9:30 at night, providing the illusion of additional time.

One thing I know to be certain is only God knows how much time we have on this earth and I want to make the most of every waking moment. I want my family to know how much they mean to me and I desire to regularly set aside quality time to spend together. Sometimes making this time is quite an effort w/ life being so busy, but it's worth it and there is no substitute. Hopefully my husband and I will impart a lasting, positive legacy upon our children. Certainly my flesh and blood have had an impact on my life, but there are multitudes of others who have positively contributed as well. First and foremost I desire to be a loving wife and mother, yet there are several other people in my life (as well as interests) that I hold dear. If each of us is grateful for the wonderful times spent together - the impacts made on one an-other's hearts and minds - then I suppose my time will have been well spent. There will come a time when I will know for certain.

Getting a hug from my eldest in Polulu Valley
Getting a hug from my eldest in Polulu Valley
Youngest and I under a lauhala tree - quality time spent w/ my boys in Polulu Valley.
Youngest and I under a lauhala tree - quality time spent w/ my boys in Polulu Valley.


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    Eiddwen 7 years ago from Wales

    A beautiful hub!

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    Debbie 9 years ago

    Hello Christine! WHAT LOVELY PICTURES!!! You have a real great family," God Bless!" Boy, did time go by for me. I remember it being 1969 instead of 2009! Back then I thought 2000 was soooooo far into the future! Now looking back where did the time go???? But the music lives in me. "GOD" too Of course! Don't fret about the children, that's what they are and like to play with other children, but I can tell you they love you more than you'll ever know! I try to spend as much time with the ones I love as possible because life goes by so fast, we don't know how long we have? only "GOD" knows! and HE is the only one who knows the appointed time of Revelation!

    It is all in the priorty, and scheduling. Yes technology brought us where we are today, but it's not perfected. We must wait for everything in life even with technology. Sometimes more so! Now we have regular mail and e-mail, landline phones and cell phones and by the time you check all those messags and pay all those bills after a long hard day at work.........., life used to be simple! not easy, but simple! Don't get me wrong I think technology is great! I think it should not only provide information, and be less confusing, it should also be quicker so "your free time" is enhanced to spend it the way you want. The idea is to make the time! Somethings require your immediate attention and others .... well there is always tomorrow! The serenity prayer comes to mind. Accept the things I can't change. You know Christine after all I have been through, at the risk of sounding aloof, I have learned the faster I get to "acceptance" the better off I will be! No matter what happens we need the faith and trust in "GOD", technology or not! like you said earlier: "To the Lord, a thousand years is like a day is like a thousand years. Time is man made!

    You go girl another great article! Blessings

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    christinekv 9 years ago from Washington

    Thank you Ahmu for visiting!

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    ahmu 9 years ago

    Good hub, thanks for sharing!

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    christinekv 9 years ago

    Thanks Soyelude! "A fleeting moment of a cumulative lifetime" a profound and poetic statement.

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    soyelude 9 years ago from Lagos - Nigeria

    Time is a treasure we must spend is a fleeting moment of a cumulative lifetime. You are blessed by a wonderful family...hold tight. Great hub too.