Friday, January 15, 2010

It Snuck Up On Me

I was sitting at the computer today, playing a quick game of spider solitaire and listening to music on my mp3 player. No, I don't have an kids have Ipods...I have my daughter's hand-me-down mp3 and I'm very glad to have it. Anyways, I was listening to some ABBA songs, singing along when all of a sudden it hit me. The music changed and I began to get very, very nostalgic, wondering where the years have gone. While I wasn't looking, they stole quietly by. I was remembering good times with my little children and thinking how some days I really miss those kids. I was glad I was kind of alone, facing the computer because the tears were streaming. I'm afraid my husband nor either of my kids would have understood. I remember older women telling me that the days would pass too quickly and to enjoy my children when they were young. I did. But in the middle of chaotic dinners, homework, seemingly endless amounts of laundry, and sleepless nights you kind of find that hard to believe. And while I knew it was true, I thought I had lots of time. Don't get me wrong....I enjoy the phase of life we are in these days. Life is a whole lot less chaotic. I miss having a baby to hold sometimes or a little kid around but I look forward to grandchildren.
And I say to those of you with young children, really do enjoy these days while your children are young. Treasure them. It's true...they do pass far too fast!!


Anonymous said...

I have those days too, about my children and now my grandchildren. But the key is to make the most of each day, it all anyone of us have. Thinking of Debra.

Lo ve,Mom

Elizabeth said...

Even though I still have little ones, I still get nostalgic when I think of my older ones leaving. And you're right- when you're in the midst of it, you think you have plenty of time and then poof! the years have passed by and they are out the door. But I will say, I do enjoy my little ones very much- probably more so than I enjoyed the first batch because I know firsthand how fast it does go.

Karen said...

....and that's when God blesses you with Grandchildren. So you can sit back and relax and relive it all. There is nothing more fantastic.