Monday, September 24, 2012

Slowing Time

It seems like time goes by so very quickly.
It is already Autumn.  (Where did Summer go?)
Nothing illustrates the fast passing of time like looking at my grandson, Tyler.

It seems like just yesterday he was born and came home to the farm to live.
After spending a little over his first year here on the farm,
 he and his Mommy moved out on their own.

Luckily I get to see my favorite little man every week or two.
The beautiful thing is...
time spent with my little buddy seems to tick along a little more slowly.

When Tyler visits, I take the time to play.

We walk and chat and visit with the animals.

We read books and play with toys and throw the ball...

and for those precious moments, time slows down.

Perhaps we just get too busy as adults.
So busy that we forget to take time to play,

to read, to walk, to dream, to be...
for no particular reason, and with no goals in mind...
just being together, together in the moment.

Life passes by way too quickly, I think.
And we keep ourselves way too busy, too.

Time with my little buddy teaches me that I need to slow down...
to play...
to just be.

Maybe that is how we can effectively slow time down...
just a bit.


  1. Wonderful post, so true, the sentiment. The photo with the two turkeys? Priceless...

    He will always treasure his time with you on the farm.

  2. The wisdom of child teaches us . . . to enjoy just being!

  3. Lovely photos ! I agree people are always in such a rush . My theory is work of all kinds will be there even after you slow down and enjoy the the little things in life . Take the time to sit back and take in all the beauty and wonder that is around you and always please always have time to dream ! Wonderful post . Have a great day !

  4. Time spent with grand kids is the best. This Grammie loves to play!! I so enjoyed today's post! The wagon picture going down the drive way bring to mind an old song, Go Granny Go! Yes, a true Hot Rod Granny!

  5. that kid is going to have the best memories!

  6. So true..Take time to play!! Cherish the memories..

  7. Hi Beverly,
    What a beautiful post.. So bitter sweet.. I am happy to know he will be close by so you will still have time to ~play~.

  8. This touched my heart in so many ways!!!!
    XO Kris

  9. Absolutely priceless Bev. One of God's greatest blessings in my life is my grandchildren. I love them to the moon and back. Hugs!

  10. They really are good for helping us to slow down. Looks like you two were having a lot of fun!

  11. Love this post. I love how happy you are sharing love with your little man. It just doesn't get any better than this. I am going to try and emulate you this weekend!

  12. Awww... these are great, happy photos. So sweet. And you look like you're having just as much fun riding the wagon as your grandson. I can't wait to be a grandma one day.
    Enjoy the rest of your day,

  13. Oh Beverly! Wonderful post and so very true!! Love the pics of him and of u both together!! So special !!

  14. Oh Beverly! Wonderful post and so very true!! Love the pics of him and of u both together!! So special !!


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