Sunday, July 10, 2011

Where Did The Years Go?

“Near the end of his life, one father looked back on how he had spent his time on earth. An acclaimed, respected author of numerous scholarly works, he said, ‘I wish I had written one less book and taken my children fishing more often.’

“Time passes quickly. Many parents say that it seems like yesterday that their children were born. Now those children are grown, perhaps with children of their own. ‘Where did the years go?’ they ask. We cannot call back time that is past, we cannot stop time that now is, and we cannot experience the future in our present state. Time is a gift, a treasure not to be put aside for the future but to be used wisely in the present.”
President Thomas S. Monson, “Dedication Day,” Ensign, Nov. 2000, 66.

I am asking myself the same question today...where did the years go? Aaron just turned 8 years old. He will start Cub Scouts and be baptized soon. As he was trying on his new Scout shirt yesterday I couldn't believe that he was that old...or that I am that old to have a son that age. Time is truly a gift...treasure each and every day because they go by too quickly!


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