This last weekend I had the pleasure of having my four year old grandson for three wonderful days. I had plotted and planed all sorts of activity in advanced making sure most of the time was spent outside hiking or picnicking just to name a few.
As I went to pick him up that Friday morning excited for or adventure to begin the weather had other ideas, we had wind,rain and a lot cooler temperature. So onto plan B, lots of indoor games and other rainy day activities and one of my grandson’s favorite game “Pop the Pig” was a round the clock fun.
If you have no idea what kind of game this is let me explain, You feed the Pig by rolling the die and picking the right color burger to put in the pigs mouth then press his head down to feed him. You do this while each time you watch the belly get bigger and if he pops open on your turn you win but in our case we changed it to loose.
Not to brag but my grandson doesn’t mind loosing, yes he likes to win but the excitement of watching this plastic pig’s belly get bigger and bigger not knowing if it will pop on your turn was almost to much for him. Full belly laughs with rolling around on the floor were in order because the excitement was just to much to take.
I so enjoyed just being with him and laughing at who or when this belly burst would happen. I enjoyed not having a action packed scheduled weekend.
I was reminded of the simple joy of just being. To just enjoy the moment for life will change and one day we all will have our life come to an end. You never know when that burst will happen but it will, so enjoy the time you have.
Psalm 39:4 (NIV)
“Show me, Lord, my life’s end
and the number of my days;
let me know how fleeting my life is