Z is for………..

Zoom, as a verb and according to dictionary.com,  means:
  • to move quickly or suddenly with a loud humming or buzzing sound: cars zooming by on the freeway.
  • to fly an airplane suddenly and sharply upward at great speed for a short distance, as in regaining altitude, clearing an obstacle, or signaling.
  • to bring a subject, scene, etc., into closeup or cause it to recede into a long shot using a zoom lens and while maintaining focus.  (as in with movies and television)
  • to increase or rise suddenly and sharply 
This is NOT what I was thinking when I selected this as my Z for this week’s post.
So what was I was thinking?
About how life seems to “zoom” by. 
  • Seems like yesterday that I married the love of my life.  In reality, it was 17 years ago yesterday
  • Seems like yesterday that my son was born.  In reality, it was 13-1/2 years ago
  • Seems like yesterday that I was holding my daughter for the first time.   In reality, it was 8-1/2 years ago.
Life has “zoomed” by.
Like the blink of an eye.  Sometimes I realize just how important it is to stop and smell the proverbial roses.  Enjoy my kids…love my family more intentionally…minister to those around us!!
At the risk of this sounding like I’m patting myself on the back (which, by the way, I am not) I have the best of intentions.  I intend to spend time with my kids just being together.  I intend to call the lady in my Sunday school class that has missed 3-4 weeks in a row.  I intend to send a birthday card.  I intend…..well, you get the idea.  I don’t do these things that I intend to do because life “zooms” by and I am way to busy. 
My point is confirmed when I read the synonyms of “zoom” according to dictionary.com. 
Those are words like buzz, speed, streak, flash.
How do I slow down?  How do I do the things I intend to do?  How do I enjoy life in the moment?  I am not 100% sure.  What I do know is that my kids will be grown and out of the house before I know it.  And the lady in my Sunday school class that has missed several weeks in a row needs someone to remind her that she is important.  And the birthday card is a treasure in today’s world of e-cards and texts.
So I choose to slow down, to not let life “zoom” around me.  I choose to be intentional in my time with the Lord, with my family, and with others.  I’m praying that you are not like me…..that life is not “zooming” by you.  
Thanks for joining me as I have “ABC Blogged Through the Alphabet” with Marcy and others over at Ben and Me.  It’s been a lot of fun.
Hope you’ll stop by again as I journal here about my journey as a homeschool mom and other random things about life.
Joy to You!

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