Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Waiting For It's Own Sake

When I was a smaller, less educated, and an innocent, I felt that special days like birthdays, holidays, weekends, and long awaited events took forever to become present. The expectation was amazing because once these long awaited days became, I came to understand that the wait was the most exciting part of the celebration. I think that is exactly why everything thing takes so long for a child, and time passes so slowly.

Children are mentally present every moment of everyday. There is time to study every detail in an ant hill or a fall leaf or a cloud. We didn't have watches yet so really time stood still and allotted sufficent minutes to discover our world one step at a time. My schedule went something like this... get up out of bed, eat something hopefully fun cereal, go out and play, get tired, come in and rest, eat something else hopefully grilled cheese sandwich and soup hopefully tomato and then go outside and play somemore.

I want my God, to love you face to face.