I’m linking arms with my sisters over at http://www.lisajobaker.com, where we meet up every Friday to write for 5 minutes, just 5 minutes, on a one word prompt. Then we link our posts up and go leave some love for each other. It’s a blast! Want to play along? Come join us – we love to make new friends!
The days may trudge by, but the years – oh, how they fly!
When my middle girl was a baby, I was absolutely certain I would never have a full night’s sleep again. She didn’t sleep well (still doesn’t) but since Daddy had a regular 8-5 job it fell to stay-at-home Mommy to deal with the sleepless baby, then toddler, then preschooler. Some days it was all I could do to get through the day. I confess that I sometimes wished her older so we could get past this pesky phase or that one, and well-meaning friends and relatives would caution me not to wish life away.
They were right.
She’ll be 13 in a couple of months and I truly do not know where the time went. All those days and nights that felt so monotonous and endless – where did they go? Why was I in such a hurry?
She’s a joy just as she is now but if I’m honest, I do miss the baby years. So much potential and so much anticipation to see what she would be! Oh it’s still there, even as she’s developing into who she will one day become but I miss the wide-eyed little princess for whom every new adventure was a delight.
And still I catch myself looking ahead, wondering what’s around the bend for her, and for her sisters. And I have to remind myself to remain here. There’s no need to fly ahead. Flying may be the most expedient way to travel from one place to another, but it’s not the best way to spend our lives, flying from one thing to the next. There is joy in the journey, even when it feels endless.
Because one day you’ll look up and realize how much you missed in the every day.
Now it’s your turn. Let’s hear what you have to say!