Growing Up So Fast

I’ve always heard the saying “they grow up so fast.” It is usually spoken when someone hasn’t seen you or a child in a while. Often times, we hardly notice the growth that is taking place right in front of our eyes. I remember being in high school and having people tell me that this time was just going to fly by. At that time, I really didn’t think so. I felt like time moved really slowly. Year to year was such a huge difference. And, the days at school seemed really long. 
However, as soon as I hit my senior year in high school and from that time on, time has really flown by. College was a wonderful time. But, it really went by too fast. As soon as it was over, and I had graduated, I was ready to do it again. (no, not grad school, just repeat college with all my friends and professors.)
Luckily, it doesn’t work like that. Although, if I could relive any day of my life, it would be my wedding day. It’s the one day where there were so many special people surrounding us and I wish I could go back and take it really really slow. That day flew by!
Now, that we have our children, time seems to have sped up. Possibly it’s still moving slowly for my little ones. But, for us, we are on the fast track. One moment, I am diapering a bottom and the next moment that child is getting ready to start kindergarten. Unbelievable! I hope I can look back and know that I enjoyed these moments while I had them. I know there is plenty to look forward to. But, I don’t want to miss the now.
Our nearly 5 year old- Bakri.
3 year old, Maddux
Trinity, 16 1/2 months
Maddux, spinning Bakri!

One thought on “Growing Up So Fast

  1. i know what u mean. i am hoping that by not having any kids, that life will not seem as fast like it does for others. afterall, i can't be getting older if i don't have kids around to watch them getting older, right? except everyone around me is having kids! watching them multiply and grow is making my own life fly by. it's not fair!:) i feel for our parents, imagine having your kid having kids! we will all be there some day. :(anyway, i totally get what you are feeling. but life is sweet!!

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