The Final Chapters
This chapter is titled “I Don’t Have Enough Time Left” it’s a broad title but when it comes to being a mom we all have an idea of what this means. We wish we had more hours in the day, more time with our kids, more time with our husbands etc. There have been times where using our time wisely hasn’t been something we were good at. Rarely but sometimes our kids spend the night with family and my husband and I have some quiet time at the house and we end up talking about bills, work, end up cleaning the house. We don’t take that time to just focus on us, to just spend time loving on each other and it is so important to do that. “Time is holy-sacred-and we honor the sacredness of time by the way we use it” (Ruth, page 171). The next chapter “I Want to Make a Difference” and being a mom, we do that every day with our children. But we can go further than that and I know for myself I have been feeling the need to contribute and I have taken the steps to do so, I want to do more. “God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them” (Genesis 1:27). When these times of making a difference happen in our lives, we don’t have to announce it to anyone because God will let us know when that time is right. The final chapter of this book is “I Want to Enjoy the Journey” every day passes, our kids get older, we get older and or lives ae so busy we forget to ENJOY this time. This also goes along with our relationship with God. “We all have “Sauls” I our lives. People who watch us. Listen to us. Know us. Our sons and daughters. We have the privilege of influencing them for better or for worse. So, every part of this journey matters not only because what God is doing in us, but because of what God is doing in the people around us” (Ruth, Page 192).
This book means more to me than Ruth will ever know. It has made an impact on myself in a way I can’t fully explain, and no I am not perfect and still have my moments on not making the holiest of decisions but God never intended us to be perfect. It is called a journey for a reason.