We are celebrating my sweet nephew’s 4th birthday this weekend & I can’t help but have a twinge in my heart at how fast these babes grow. I literally feel like it was yesterday that my in-laws were announcing their pregnancy and I (all teary-eyed) was looking forward to my turn. Fast forward 4 years-the arrival of that sweet baby, his younger sister, my darling Callie, and another niece on the way. My heart and arms could not be any more full.
How is it that the time seems to go so quickly? I’m a firm believer in the old saying ‘time flies when you’re having fun’. I believe this is why life moves quicker at this stage. In my early 20s I was too wrapped up in ‘me, myself, and I’. I stressed the small stuff. I over-thought EVERYTHING. Looking back, it must have been exhausting!
Now, I’m enjoying each day to the fullest. I have a great family (which has become closer than ever now that we’re grown) and I’m enjoying that family growing. Watching these sweet babies brings a new meaning to ‘counting my blessings’. Everything is new and exciting to them. When they laugh…you get full belly-giggles. They try a piece of candy and it’s like ‘WHOA what is this amazing food’! They don’t understand that the world isn’t always a safe place and they aren’t exposed to all the scary stuff that we, as adults, stress over. I take a look at my nieces, nephew, and my child & think ‘out of all the bad…they are my good’.
I am trying really hard these days to savor every minute of their childhood and not worry about tomorrow; however, I can’t help but pray that they [stay small].