His claim to fame was the lead singer in Hootie and the Blowfish, Darius Rucker, now gone country. He sings about Time again…
It won’t be like this for long
One day soon that little girl is gonna be
All grown up and gone
Yeah, this phase is gonna fly by
So, he’s tryin’ to hold on
‘Cause it won’t be like this for long
It happened to me when my oldest turned 10 and the decade of years seemed more like the single turning of a page, or maybe two. The next ten years are gonna fly by, and it won’t be like this for long. It is only these present moments we have to make time be on our side.
We’ve been consumed over the last 6 months with making preparations for a ReLaunch of our church. Every Saturday, early morning through the dinner hour, we offered our time to Making Preparations.
We are done. The space is beautiful. The ReLaunch a success. But it is Time to give back to the parts of our lives that have been lost to the Goals. Our boys and what we’ve taken from their 7th and 10th year of life. My Life and what has been on loan from my 40th year.
So, we started with the little things… Family Library Night.
Eight books, and two DVDs later, we called it our Family Time. Not a bad way to Redeem the Time.
And that’s why i’m here. My Lenten journey this year revealed the hard-core nature of being so driven that I’ve lost touch with Time.
I turned 40 this year. Keith turned 40 two months before me. My oldest turned 10 one month before that. And I have no idea where the time went.
So here, I tell the story of how I will Redeem the Time…