Do you ever feel that your kids are growing up so fast, you have to stop and try to focus amid the blur?
My wonderful sister-in-law once gave me this wise advice: “The days may go by so slowly, but the years fly by too quickly.”
I did not believe her when my babies were small. Those days, and weeks, and months were L-O-N-G. I did not recognize what doing that job 24/7 would do to an introvert like me. I was never alone long enough to fully recharge. I stumbled through life, day after long day, wondering what was wrong with me. To have uninterrupted time in those days, I had to resort to tricks, such a 2 lb. bag of m&ms doled out one at a time to a toddler. In retrospect, that was a really bad idea. Unfortunately, sometimes desperation is the mother of invention.
Now, when I write, it recharges me. It helps me look at single snapshots of my life with my kids, and reflect on the Now of it. The years have started flying by, indeed. I better write fast to keep up.