Tuesday, September 2, 2008

don't blink...

I used to think that my kids would never be in school all day.
My friend used to tell me
that it would be here before I knew it.
I would think to myself that she was wrong
and it would never happen.
well... she was right and I blinked.

I used to think that one day my child would sit beside me in the car
and they would actually grow out of that car seat
and we would sit together and have real conversations
not the ones with my singsongbabytalk voice.
again, I blinked.

I used to think that one day I would have a daughter and do her hair in the mirror.
Today she looked at herself and said she looked like a teenager.
It's okay she said, I'm not a teenager.
I'm trying not to blink.

12 comments:

LL said...

this made me smile and want to cry at the same time. You have a way with words...this time of year is hard. It's just a reminder that they're one year older and closer to college and missions and married and ALL that scary stuff.
:)

Emily said...

that is the perfect way to put it! it all goes by way too fast! enjoy every moment right?

Lisa said...

I didn't know you were a poet! Have you been holding out on me all these years? Write more! I loved it!

kelly said...

I agree with everyone else. This was beautifully written!

Shelby said...

aw shucks, you guys are so sweet!

Heidi Sue said...

I agree! I have been feeling the same way, but I love the way you said it.

Holly said...

You said it perfect.

Thanks!

Colored With Memories said...

such a sweet post. i'm trying not to blink...too often at least. other days i'm blinking all the time ;)

Candy said...

Shel, you hit it right on the head. Your words were great. My heart hurt with that last line.

Thanks for making MY day!
TM that's what it is TM.

Anonymous said...

Shelby you always did have a way with words. I am enjoying this journey with you and love you so very much

Shawn

Rachel said...

so true. so true.

Amy said...

wow - all of this is exactly how i feel and i know i shouldn't blink but it is SO hard not to look forward to the future too. but it does go too fast. thanks.