08 November 2013

Time Isn't Money, It's Only A Lie

...because everything lost can be found but your time.

That is one of my all time favorite lyrics courtesy of Brandi Carlile. The first time I heard it, I stopped what I was doing and let it sink in. There are so many quotes about time, it is one I always come back to. Today for Day 8 (!!!) of the blog every day in November challenge we are jumping into the prompt of writing for five minutes about your thoughts on the elusive, mysterious, concept of time.

The concepts of time and gift are synonymous in my head and heart. They go together like peanut butter and jelly, bacon and eggs, and Diet Coke and berry sour patch kids. Ha. Brainstorming ideas for this prompt my love kept drifting to my mom and Rory. Both have given me such massive and priceless gifts of more time. 

When my mom donated her kidney to me and gave me a second chance at the ripe age of 11, she gave me time. Time to navigate that oh so fun world of teenagedom and hormones and driving and finding my self worth and discovering the best ways for me to tend my own garden. She gave me the chance at a driver's license, a college degree, and a family of my very own. She gave me the opportunity to make more memories.

Rory has given me time in many different ways. The time to be home with Sookie during her early years, to watch her little hands grow from newborn neediness to toddler curious and on the cusp of preschool confidence. To witness her discover the ways of the world and the things that make all of this worthwhile and precious. To be so close her breath is intwined in mine.

Link up your thoughts on time!


  1. I think it is inspirational how you used the time you were given wisely... in a sense where you lived your life in the most positive way possible and not let anything get in your way to get what you want :)

  2. I think this is my favorite of the prompts so far! I've been thinking a lot about time lately & just how precious it is.

  3. I think it's great that you took your second chance and appreciate what you were given. Time is a precious thing....

  4. Ooh I love that lyric! I need to catch up on writing this series again. :)