It’s hard to believe that time flies by as fast as it does. People always told me “Don’t blink. It will be over before you know it.” That statement has always overwhelmed me. Being a mom is by the far the most rewarding and difficult thing I have ever done. Sometimes it feels like the day will never be over and other times it feels like it’s all just flying by. I heard a quote once that has stuck with me ever since.
“The days are long but the years are short.” – Gretchen Rubin
This quote has grown to mean more to me over the years. I have begun to truly understand its significance in my life as well as truly come to internalize the “Don’t blink” statement. It does go so fast. Its like the years are slipping through my fingers. I can’t seem to catch them and if I do I can’t hold onto them for long enough. I am thoroughly enjoying each stage of life. I love having a little toddler romping around and listening to the tales of a middle schooler. It’s definitely overwhelming to feel like you have one foot in one stage of life and another stretching far out into another. I feel like sometimes I am simply just not enough. I want to slow time down so I can get a better hold on my child. So I can better understand them and know how to help them. I have little panic attacks when I think of my 9 years old and the fact that he has already spent half of his short home life with us.