This Spurgeon quote struck a chord in my heart. And I believe it to be true.
As an older mother (I have been a mother for 33 years now!), I know that the years of "looking after your own children" are really short. They fly by! (There are days of weariness or sleep deprivation or illness when even the minutes drag, I know. But the years do fly, and then you realize how much the minutes count.)
This week our "baby" Bekah got new glasses...and it was like she grew up before our eyes! How do glasses make a girl look so much older? Last night, I saw Ron looking across the room at her. He quietly said to me, "We have no more babies."
What we do have are a few more years to "look after our own children", to "train them up in God's fear", to "make our household a church for God"...to make a mark.
We have a few more years to make the minutes count.