Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I recently transferred old photos over to my new computer and was shocked at how much has happened in the last 3 years but also how quickly it all seems to be racing by. I must have received my digital camera 3 years ago because that is how far back the pictures go (it is also the last time I actually printed a photograph that was not a Christmas card). Three years in the life of my children is so long. I hate to think that I have been asleep at the wheel while life has been racing by me but I fear that is just the case. I have spent countless hours on the phone and the computer telling them "hold on a second" when what I should be doing is dropping everything to watch them grow. How could I spend a single second not enjoying their youth. My life with John has had so much activity until we moved here. Moving from place to place, changing careers, meeting new people. It surprises me how 7 years have flown by in this quiet part of our lives. I remember when my first grandparent passed away when I was 11 and thinking then that those 11 years were so good - with family gatherings and years filled with health and wellness. This is one of those times - a quiet and peaceful time where for the most part everyone is well and content. I have to remember to enjoy this precious time of goodness and hold in my heart the sweet smiles of my children, my husband, my family and friends. These are the moments that will make the hard times easier....
Posted by Kristin at 1:34 PM