June 26, 2014

Life Happens

You already know it.  Life is a blink.  I can’t keep a grasp on time.  I’m watching my kids grow up, get taller, get wiser, more independent, more vocal, develop their own style, make their own friends…  It’s like a time-warp.  Only I want to get off.  Isn’t there a SLOW speed? 

Instead, this…

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Turning into big kids.  Sweet, funny, hyper, crazy, and wonderful.

Friends?  I. Just. Cannot. Even.  How is this possible?  My sweet Keira turned 5 (FIVE, PEOPLE) two weeks ago.  It was amazing and devastating.  Do you feel me?  Quint announces to anyone who will listen (and even those that don’t) that he’s “SIX AND THREE QUARTERS!”. 

Time.  Freeze.  Please!?

And I get it.  It’s the circle of life or the beauty of time or life goes on.  Whatever you like.  But I AM that mom who longed for the diaper/bottle/crawling/sleepless nights to be over.  O.V.E.R.  And now? Just like you guys tried to tell me…LONG for it.  LONG.

So, I’m dealing by focusing on the amazing.  In the fall, both of these cuties are heading to Kinder.  (Quint for a second time, but that’s another post for another day)  My babies are going to take the next 13 years of school milestones together.  And I get the privilege of watching, coaching, teaching, training, loving, hugging, drying tears, giving advice, and holding hands with these amazing children through all of it.  So that's where my focus will be.  And I’m going to do my best to soak all of it up.  All of them up. 

Life has been so full of changes, unexpected turns and dips, disappointments and celebrations.  But these two are the JOY.  They are the miracle in all of it. 

So grateful…