Short But Sweet

So what does a mom do when she gets the chance to see her daughter who lives nearly six hours away, even if it’s for just a few hours? She takes it, of course! That’s what I did this past weekend when Kristin traveled up to Kelli’s to participate in her bachelorette weekend with all the girlfriends and bridesmaids.

I wasn’t part of the girls’ festivities, of course, but I put on my running shoes yet again and made my way over to Kelli’s so I could hang out with Kristin during some free hours while Kelli worked. The visit was short but oh so sweet and totally worth the hour and a half drive to get to see my girl. Believe me, we crammed lots of talking and activity into a very short amount of time.

Of course, the time slipped by too quickly, but I was grateful for each minute. It reminds me of something the psalmist said to the Lord in a prayer: “Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere…” (Psalm 84:10a). And for me, how much better it is to take time away from the demands of life and spend time with my daughters than to let those demands rob me of precious moments with them.

Sometimes the demands of life try to keep us from moments with the Lord as well. Let’s not let those demands dictate our every move. Let’s take time to make our way to Him. Even if the visit is short, it will be oh so sweet — and totally worth the effort to get there. It always is with one you love…

“Do your best to come to me quickly…” 2 Timothy 4:9

*Kristin’s birthday is Friday. Happy Birthday, sweetie pie! Love you!


  1. Thanks for taking time to come see me! I know life is hectic right now, but it meant a lot to me that you would take another road trip so we could hang out. I was so excited to see you!

  2. I was excited to see you, too, sweetie pie. Always worth a trip to get to spend time with my girls!

  3. Awww, you two are so sweet! Glad you had a fun visit. : )

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