Sunday, July 03, 2011

Almost Twenty Years Ago....

My stomach turns somersaults when I dig through old pictures of my children. This is from the summer of 1992, our family vacation, Panama City Beach, Florida. It's my husband and children. Back then, we hadn't heard of blogs or facebook photo albums.

During the 80's, I was busy having babies and lots of perms. We had a daughter born in '81, a daughter in '84, we lost a son in '89, and had another son born in 1991. People tried to warn me how fast time passes and to cherish the days. I should have listened.

I stressed over packing for vacation when they were little--what to bring, how many outfits do they need, does this little shirt match these shorts, and on and on.

A couple of weeks ago Katie, our middle child, invited us to go to South Carolina with her and her husband for the 4th of July. As a child, she wasn't particularly organized. She was more free-spirited and a little silly, as you can see in this picture. She just emailed me a list of things to pack for our trip--specific grocery items, a big umbrella, beach towels, etc.

I couldn't believe it. Katie organizing vacation necessities. How fast it all goes.

I can't tell you how excited I am to be vacationing with my grown-up children and my son's girlfriend! May God slow me down this weekend so I can see the beauty of each moment.

I'm praying Psalms 90:12 ...that God will "teach me to number my days, that I may gain a heart of wisdom."



Debra Weiss said...

I'm 21 and some days, I wish I could have lived 40-50 years ago or even 20. It just seems like life was so much simpler. Definitely slow down and enjoy life. It goes by much too fast. :)

Emii said...

I don't want my life to go so fast! I hope you have a wonderful time away with your family. ♥

Julie Garmon said...

Good words, Debra and Emii. Thank you! We had a great time~~

Tanya Stone said...

I can relate to this so much!! I am believing God to help me do the same:)
~Teach us to number our days aright,

that we may gain a heart of wisdom~~
Have a Blessed Week~

Julie Garmon said...

Thank you so much, Tanya. Glad it made sense.

eve said...

i totally wish i had lived 30 years back because life seemed to have been much better than today,men so hectic!!!