The Countdown is On

by on August 7, 2014 » Add the first comment.

Time flies. Ever heard that one before? Better yet, have you ever said that to someone? The truth is, when it comes to our kids, time really does fly by. Before you know it they are starting school, or driving, or even… gulp…graduating. In fact, not long ago, there were lots of pictures online of a scene from the movie Back to the Future where Marty McFly sets the time machine to a date waaaaay in the future… April 30, 2013. Yikes! That used to seem so far away and now that is even history.

The truth is…time matters. It is something you can never get back. When it comes to our kids, it matters what we do with the weeks we have with them.

Have you ever wondered how many weeks you have with your kids before they graduate? The average time between birth and High School graduation is 936 weeks. That’s a little scary, isn’t it. There is an App out there created by the reThink Group called the Legacy Countdown App. You can enter in your child’s name and birth date or estimated graduation date and it will calculate how many weeks, days, hours, minutes, and seconds that you have left until your child graduates. Holy Moly! For example, my oldest is Cade and he started 1st grade today. Here is the time we have left until Cade graduates…

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Time matters. In fact, “when you see how much time you have left, you tend to do more with the time you have now.” The purpose behind this idea is that maybe, just maybe “creating a simple countdown clock will be just what you need to remind yourself what you do together over time matters.” If you have young kids, just ask someone with a junior or senior in high school how they feel about this. If you are a parent of a junior or senior, this is probably constantly on your mind and you are probably not too happy that I am reminding you of this, again.

So what do you do? You decide to make time matter. You decide to make memories…you make history, one week at a time.

If you are looking for more on these ideas, check out “Playing for Keeps” from Reggie Joiner & Kristen Ivy.

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