Kairos Time

It was a good weekend.  You know when people ask you how your weekend was, and you just say "good" automatically, when it really wasn't?  I had a genuinely good one.  Amidst the hustle and bustle of trying to keep my two year old, Skyler, entertained 24/7, I tried to be mindful of the present moment and take it all in.  I read a great article by Mommy blogger Glennon Melton in the Huffington Post last month that sums parenthood up so well - you can find it here, and below is an excerpt:


"There are two different types of time. Chronos time is what we live in. It's regular time, it's one minute at a time, it's staring down the clock till bedtime time, it's ten excruciating minutes in the Target line time, it's four screaming minutes in time out time, it's two hours till daddy gets home time. Chronos is the hard, slow passing time we parents often live in.


Then there's Kairos time. Kairos is God's time. It's time outside of time. It's metaphysical time. It's those magical moments in which time stands still."


Kairos time was what I experienced this weekend as Skyler laid his head on my chest and clutched his security blanket and we just sat on the couch in peaceful silence.  Kairos time was when we strolled through the neighborhood on a quiet and cloudy Saturday morning, and he pointed out every bird and car that passed by, his eyes wondrous with curiosity and excitement.
Even if you're not a parent, Kairos time is precious, and I hope you got to experience it recently.  The trick is in recognizing it as it happens!




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