Saturday, May 23, 2009

Enjoy them now!

As the years continue to fly by, it seems not so long ago when I was saying, "wow! 2010 is a LONG time from now," while imagining flying cars and Jetson lifestyles.

Now, here we are with 2010 right on the horizon and, still... no flying cars!

But amazing things have happened.

On New Year's Eve 1999, the year of the new millennium, while everyone was expecting a technology crisis with Y2K, I was in the hospital in Germany all googled-eyed over my brand new baby, my first born.

"The Last Baby of the Century" was he.

My amazement is that, here I am, nine and a half years later, and ALL of my babies have grown and developed into something amazing.

Life flies by so fast.

They are doing things and accomplishing things everyday that once seemed would take light years to happen. I can't help but look at them and wish that these times would just SLOW DOWN! These times when they are young and carefree are the most amazing times of growth, development and FUN they will every have. These days should last longer.

I hope and pray everyday that I am doing this right. That I am giving them a life filled with joy, happiness and love. And that I am giving them everything they need to send them off in the world ready and able to live full, successful and accomplished lives.

Life goes by so fast, and although I have yet to see any flying cars in our skies, the fast development and growth of my kids amazes me beyond belief. And, I try everyday to remember what so many people have told me, something I never really understood, while I was hoping to put a rush on things.



Kristin said...

You are so right! I never understood that either, about enjoying them now, until I look at my oldest and she's almost 9 too and I just can't believe it! I think you're doing everything right, because from what I've read, your kids are polite, considerate, and they love their Mom!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I think back to when mine were first born and they are almost 20 and the oldest is 21. Where did the time go?

I wish time would slow down for a bit.