November 15, 2010

Three

He was one.  I mean, just one year old.  And I thought…this is amazing!  I have a one year old child?!?!  How did this happen?  He’s one!  And it was breathtaking and wonderful and scary and a blur.

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Then suddenly, he was two.  I mean, full-force two.  And I was amazed.  I have a two-year old?   How is this possible?  He’s two!  It was wonderful, scary, and sadly – still such a blur of life and activity and time passing way too quickly. 

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And somehow…without warning or global shift…he is three.  Three years old.  And friends?  It doesn’t seem possible to me.  That this baby…this child that I held when he was so tiny and could not sit up, this infant who caused my whole world to stop and refocus…that he could be three years old already.  And it scares me.  Because he changes so much, so fast – that I can’t keep up.  And I keep telling myself to enjoy more, worry less.  Try and cherish everything about him that I possibly can, because in a hand-full of days he’ll be four.  And a post, much like this one, will be up.  And I want to yell out for someone to stop the clock – stop the aging…stop the changing.  Let us enjoy each age until we are full…and then move on to the next.  But the clock keeps spinning and we watch as he grows more and more into the person he will be.  Love and pain and love and pain, all mingling together as you see your baby slipping away and the child emerging.  Wonderful, beautiful child.  Wonderful beautiful baby…

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A friend reminded me “the days are long, but the years are short…”

So short, sweet boy.  So short…

Mama loves you

Happy Birthday

9 comments :

Cora said...

Happy Birthday Quint! Can't believe he is 3!! What a handsome boy, I love 3 I think it is one of my favorite ages, have a wonderful year!!

Briana's Mom said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful boy. I can so relate to how fast time speeds by. You do have to cherish every second. I have a four year old now. How the heck did that happen?

Kayce said...

Happy Birthday sweet boy!! Hope your third year is full of fun times, lots of adventure and so much laughter!

Becky and Naing said...

Happy Birthday Quint!!!

Kim said...

I can't believe Quint is 3 already..
it is crazy how fast they grow up..
love the photos.
hugz..
love you my friend..

Debbie said...

Your son will break hearts, that for sure! Am loving reading you blog. You have a great way with words...

Ani said...

Happy 3rd birthday to your handsome little man! You are so right - I'm scared to blink bc then my baby will be grown up! Hope he has a wonderful, happy day!

liasmomma said...

And before you know it you'll be like me and your first will be turning eight in just two weeks!! I wonder the same thing.....how did that happen so quickly? It seems like we just adopted her and yet it's been over seven years. And now my younger one will be turning three too in under a month! What?

So yes, enjoy it and just don't worry about all the things you think you need to. I try to hug and kiss my girls as many times as I possibly can in one day b/c I know that one day they won't be here for me to do that. But for now, it's THE BEST!

Oh, and this is the reason we all cried like babies at the Toy Story 3 movie....because we know that life changes so quickly......

Family said...

He is precious!