Friday, February 1, 2008

The Time is Now

I was talking to hubby a few days ago, and I asked him,

"Is time speeding up? We had Christmas last week, Valentines day is tomorrow and Easter is next week."

I guess I am starting to see what older people, who've been through this, mean when they say,

"Enjoy this time it goes way too fast."

When I was burping, cleaning, playing, refereeing etc., I know I had the thought in the back of my head, 'Just two, three or how many years until they will be in school'. Looking back I'm surprised how fast it came. Now I've become so sentimental about "then". I look at baby pictures, trying to remember their faces, their smell and some of who they used to be. I sometimes long to go back again and catch glimpses of them again when they were small. (Until someone throws a fit, a shoe or up).

The lesson I am trying to learn is to enjoy the moment. I will miss them when they were small, but I am so excited to see who they will become. Their books have not been written yet. I guess mine hasn't either. So......

"Enjoy this time it goes way too fast."


Jan said...

I relate!! But what's even crazier to me, is that Mattie thinks it goes by too fast. I never thought that as a kid. But I am with you. Every moment is a gift isn't it. I love the quote that Terra had on her blog from the Prophet Hinckley about life is to be enjoyed not just endured. Getting older is actually a blessing because we have a little more time to step back and enjoy some moments instead of wiping up every moment.

Heather said...

Love the sentiment. I'm glad you finally jumped off the cliff... it's so fun finding new bloggers!! :)

l.a.c. said...

i try to remember to cherish these moments of baby -- especially when i can cuddle and inhale the sweet smells, knowing that time goes way too fast! thank you for the reminder!

debsters said...

Beautifully said. I'm doing that more with #5 than I did with #1. I think you are amazing, thanks for the thoughtful reminders.