Monday, April 20, 2009

The Age of Innocence

I took myself to breakfast a couple of Saturday mornings ago.... read that right!!!

Most of the time we take the boys, or me and Pappy will go...but...that particular Saturday morning...I went alone.
I needed some "me" time.
Do any of the rest of you ever feel that way????
I parked at the bottom of the parking lot and ate my biscuit and drank my coffee...and watched a couple of little kids, I think brother and sister....playing....having fun....and wondered where along the way do we loose that playfulness.
Do we just wake up one morning and it's gone, or does it just fade over time, until we don't even realize it's no longer there??? These kids didn't seem to have a care in the world...the little boy climbed up into the back of an old pick-up and the little girl got in the front seat...then got out and the two of them started "fighting" with one another, laughing the entire time, not really meaning to hurt each other!!!
Sometimes, Big Brother will say something to me like
"Nannie, play". I'll get in the floor with him and he'll hand me a car, or truck, or tractor, and want me to play whatever he's playing....we "pretend" together.
I wonder, sometimes, what's going thru his little mind....and I wish I could go back to that time....that time before our minds get so cluttered with things that just seem to overwhelm us...
or consume us....or worry us!!!!!!
Innocence....not a care in the world....where did mine go....
did somebody steal it???
Did the world steal it???

I'm not altogether sure....but one thing I do know.....
I'd like to have it least for a day...I think!!!

2 Corinthians 4:17 (NLT)
For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long.
Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!

In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!

1 comment:

  1. I think our innocence does get stolen or we just loose it. Especially when it comes to growing up and having responsibilites. I wish sometimes I still have mine, and once in a while I'll go out with my kids and have a little fun with them, like the hat day at the mall with Tabitha.


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