Later this month, the daughter of some close family friends is getting married. Her bridal shower was the other night and I wanted to get her something special. I started looking around my house for things I was given as a wedding gift, 38 years ago, that I still use. Of course, there are just a few things that have stood the test of time and speaking of time, one of the gifts that I noticed first is this clock that we received as a gift from some of my relatives.
As I thought about the fact that this clock has been the one that I have looked at the most when I needed to know if it was time to pick up my children from school, or if it was time to start dinner, or time for my husband to get home from work or time to leave for church. I started to feel a little bit nostalgic about all of those little moments that this clock has been there for. I began to think about what a precious thing our time is and how often I have wasted it or under appreciated it. I thought about some of the little memories that are only fleeting little moments, just seconds long, that will always stay in my heart. Such as the laugh of a baby, a surprise hug or kiss from a child or my husband, a moment of dancing to the music or singing along with it, and so many more little treasures that have happened in this life of our marriage. When I look at this clock, it represents the precious time with those I love and my recognition of how quickly the time passes.
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