Saturday, February 27, 2010

Have you ever wondered....



So as I was sitting here looking at pictures today, searching for a particular pic of a quilt I had made, I started coming across pictures of all my little ones....I started wondering where all of that time had gone.  I couldn't believe that it had been almost 5 years since the littlest one was, well, little...
I posted on my facebook the other day in regards to wishing spring was here, and got a gentle reminder from a wonderful woman, that I should appreciate every season for what it is....and I believe that I am pretty good at that, but, after today, I appreciate what she said even more. 
The little one in the picture above, just came to me with her first loose tooth... :(
and this one....
wants to write in cursive and can read books like it's something she's always done
and this gorgeous little man sitting with my daddy...
is the most brilliant, caring (soon to be 13) young man I've ever met.

So I say to all of you, take the time to look through your pictures, play with your kids in the snow, even if you are tired of looking at it, say yes when it's 5 minutes past bed time and they want a bedtime story, and most of all,,,,,,never,,,,,never,,,,,never turn down a hug...even if you know it's just to delay picking up the play room....because you will look back soon and wonder....where did the time go...
Thank you, Eileen....
hugs,
heather

11 comments:

Lajoni said...

Beautiful....the photos...the words....the sentiments....and the children.....all totally beautiful, thank you for posting x

Terrie said...

That was very touching! My little ones are 28 and 23 and everything people say about time flying is so true!They are with you such a short while and it's our job to make them independent. It's a tough job! You little ones are so cute!

Jenn said...

So sweet, and such a good reminder. My 11 year old was 3 just yesterday...

vivi said...

thanks for sharing this sweet thinking
I guess all mothers feel sometimes like you say here, but also feel that there's nothing more important than the moments we can share and enjoy with our life treasures, our kids

bswinton said...

My little one's little ones now plead for 'just one more story', just one more piece of candy, just one more kiss and hug goodbye Nana. Your sentiments were beautifully put, and I feel the same way. Treasure those moments when they want you and need you...and trust that the closeness will remain:)

MCatherine Lunsford said...

"Taking the time" is of quintessential importance. My 'little ones' are 38 & 32...time has simply melted like snow in sunshine. They are both wonderful men, but there is a tug in my heart that too often reminds me that I oft times chose keeping the house clean and accomplishing other 'duty tasks' over reading to them, playing with them or simply being with them.
Gentle reminders by 'mother's of a certain age' every so often are of uttmost importance to be shared with young mothers.

PaperOnParade said...

Thank you for sharing such a wonderfully true story AND the wise words! Treasure each moment with your children, good times or bad...they grow up too fast!

Pat said...

Found you through LL - and what a gorgeous first post I read.

You're so right, always take the time.. :)

artsyclay said...

Ohhhh, what beautiful faces and so true! Mine are all grown and married and having their own little faces now. I cherish every minute with all of them. My mother said before she died at age 87, "It all went so fast."

ashley said...

I cant believe the girls are getting older. It seems like yesterday Lauren was over my mom and dads in a little car seat.
They are beautiful little girls and Logan is a sweet young man!!

Kath K said...

Love this post.. what a lovely reminder of how fast it all goes.. every time I'm lucky enough to have my granddaughter for a couple of days.. time stands still.. absolutely nothing in the world matters but her..
Thank you.. your children are lovely..