Time does not wait

As I celebrate the two-year anniversary of nearly losing my life, I look at all of the amazing experiences that have happened these past two years.  Although these two years have been up and down for our family, and the events have been trying, there were so many moments that allowed me to see abundance.    The sands of time trickle so fast… The question is, do you allow the sand to slip through your hands, or do you hold those sands in your hands while you can to see the sparkle and wonder?

First family picture with the halo (was in a wheel chair for the day)Time does not Wait…

by Vanessa Chesters

Her wish for them is they will live out their dreams, And that they dream big.

That their lives are not filled with “Things”…

That they embrace what life brings.

That they soar through life and learn to spread their wings.

Time does not wait…

She sits in her chair and reminisces of time that has since passed,

She can’t go back and wishes that those moments would last…

Life is so very short and oh so sweet. There are so many great memories.

Time does not wait…

She has to hold back, she wants them to reach for the sky…

She prays that they will have faith and the courage to soar and fly.

It is never to late.

Remember…Time does not wait…

The sun shines on her face.

Love and laughter surround her.

She needs to remove herself from the race,

And quickly change the moments that are within her embrace.

Time does not wait…

Tempted once again by riches or “things”,

She turns her focus inward anticipating what life brings.

She wakes up and believes,

Life is happening as it was meant to be.

She has everything she needs.

Time does not wait…

Through the years she has watched them grow,

She has loved them more than they will ever know.

She hopes in some small way,

She has passed on the lessons she learned throughout her days.

She knows oh too well that time does not wait…


4 thoughts on “Time does not wait

  1. Thank you Vanessa… I was reading this morning about being contemplative and have a thought you might like. “Time is not given so we may accomplish our agendas, plow through the moments of our day, carting off whatever we can sell or store….In contemplation a shift occurs as we begin to comprehend and appreciate the infinite worth and endless wonder inherent in each moment of our existence…we simply sit down and look at what is so…” As I have read your thoughts this past while I have seen a contemplative spirit in you helping you understand and process the important things of life.

  2. As per usual, your words speak volumes! I was thinking of you and your mom the other day when I read a quote of Mother Teresa’s saying, “I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.”

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