Thursday, July 24, 2014

My How Time Flies

I see it every day. Someone talking about how fast their kids are growing up. Their son will be turning TWO! How is their daughter going into kindergarten in the fall? Their son is getting a driver's license. You know what I'm talking about, right? I mean, even I talk about it! Me, who already has two grown daughters. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt how fast time goes.

Do you look at the world around you and see the impact it has on how fast your life goes by? Mostly the retail industry does this to us. I worked in retail for 6 yrs. I never felt like I got to enjoy the moment/season I was in because of it.

Did you notice two weeks ago all of the back to school supplies that came out? lol For goodness sakes, It was barely the 2nd week of July. I also started getting back to school (BTS) emails from PR companies wanting me to write about it. I just couldn't, and can't do it. The boys have only been out of school since June 18th. They go back at the end of August.

I want to enjoy JULY! I want to enjoy SUMMER!

Who here is celebrating Christmas in July? lol I can't do it. I can't even think about Christmas. I'm seeing it everywhere though. No. I refuse. It's SUMMER! I'm enjoying it!

In retail, Halloween goes out the 2nd week of August. No later than September 10th, Christmas planning and set up begins. So much for enjoying fall, tis the season. My goodness!

What about today? Today is a summer day. Today will be gone in the blink of an eye.

Your newborn will be crawling. Then they'll be walking. Then they'll be counting. Then they'll be...! Our lives pass us by so quickly. I want to enjoy the days we're given, not looking forward to the next season. Not being pushed by the world around us to speed up life by thinking about what's going to happen in another month. I want to live in today.

My daughters. Man, I remember when they were little. Their pudgy little legs. Them wanting to be held all of the time. Them going into elementary school, and then when middle school showed up, seemingly out of the blue, and all of a sudden, boom there was high school. Now my oldest is in her 2nd year of Graduate School and my 2nd oldest is gone for a year doing a mission trip in 11 different countries. My oldest son will learn to drive in the next year and my youngest goes off to middle school in August. I'm telling you. It happened overnight. I'm truly not kidding. Yes, some days, months, and years felt like they lasted longer than others, but they're gone. My kids grew up under my nose, without asking permission.

Cherish the days you've been given. Love the moments you share with your loved ones. Look at and live in the here and now as much as you can.


tiff snedaker said...

This is such a nice reminder. My kids are still little and I feel like time has just flown for my oldest who is almost 9. It seems like you blink and another year has gone by.

Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing! I'm amazed that my babies aren't babies anymore. It really does go by fast. What a wonderful post!

Beth M said...

It is important to cherish each day. Some days seem so long in the thick of it but they do go by fast!

Sippy Cup Mom said...

I'm with you! I can't believe how fast years go by and I always say we have to slow down and cherish it. My husband just got out of retail and luckily, he will now be off holidays!

Angela said...

Time is rushing by and I definitely notice it. My son is now grown and it's sometimes hard to believe. Thanks for this lovely reminder.

valmg said...

It's true. You blink and they're grown. My oldest just graduated high school, it feels like it was last year when he was in K.

Lisa said...

I swear as my kids get older, the quicker the time flies.

Jen - Life With Levi said...

Great reminder! I love celebrating the moment and try to not rush ahead.

Unknown said...

Look at all those beautiful children! I definitely get this, since Zac was born I feel like I've blinked and missed the last six months. {Although I LOVE the holidays so I am totally cool with them bringing stuff out early- I just enjoy it WHILE enjoying whatever day it really is. :P}

HBrummett said...

Oh, you made me tear up. It does! It goes by so fast. I just wrote about that too. It hit me the other day how THESE are the MOMENTS! These days will be the ones we look back on one day. Thank YOU for the reminder. How did your girls get so big?? Aww I love those pics of you and your "babies"! Precious!

Lisa Johnston said...

My comment must have gotten lost! My boys were gone to camp for the weekend (just three days) and when they got back they were so grown up!! STOP!

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