They Grow Up So Fast

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They grow up so fast.

They do.

Maybe I’m sentimental, because my baby just turned three.  Maybe it’s because my oldest is turning 10.  (Really I’m getting so old!)

Maybe it was the video our Health Sharing Ministry (Samaritan Ministries) released for members to watch. 

However this topic came to my heart… the truth is . . . they grow up so fast.

Dear Moms,

I know you have heard this over and over and over again, but it’s true.  This mom thing is full of LONG days and LONGER nights.  Days of runny noses and croupy coughs.  Days of crabby moods and sibling fights.

Long days. Short years. 

The years just fly by, dear tired momma.  I believed it when they said it goes by so quick. YET when you are so desperate for sleep, it’s hard NOT to wish for the days to pass quickly. And I did it.  I wished for them to just sleep through the night!!!  Pretty please. (I still wish for it! Lol)

I don’t have a good memory.  Like to remember their little hugs.  Remember their smiles.  No, I’m not a good rememberer. So I have to write things down. I am not a scrapbooker so iPhoto and the memories it holds is a great a friend to me.  Little movies are the best. 

How do you remember, dear momma?  I plead with you, do it.  If it’s taking pictures, journaling, or scrapbooking.  Whatever. Just do it.  Because all so soon you may forget.

Yet right now is the best.

Being present, fully present, is the best.  There are days I didn’t enjoy. You might still have those days. Yet we have right now to enjoy.   To try again to be present and fully enjoying the moment.

So, tired momma, you are not alone.  We have this moment to enjoy.  Rough as your day may be, all too quick it will be over. Let’s savor this moment. 

We have this moment to hold in our hands, and to touch as it slips through our fingers like sand.  Yesterday’s gone and tomorrow may never come, but we have this moment today. (We Have This Moment Today – Gaither)

P.S. This post is for me too. I need this reminder- I don’t always do it right.

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