Train ride

I got up before the sun today but I didn’t mind.  I was going on an adventure! A trip that would take me to the awe and wonder of my daughter holding her newborn son in her arms.  Just writing the words, my daughter and newborn son in the same sentence still bring me pause.

It seems like only a few years a go, I was holding her in my arms with the same sense of wonderment that she is experiencing today. Where did the time go? A common refrain that can be heard in conversations with parents all over the world.  The time goes by so quickly!  Make every moment count.  Before you know it, they are having kids of their own.  The statements are true, but the concept is so difficult to grasp when you are caught up in the diapers, the dishes, the laundry, the homework, the cleaning, and the list goes on and on.

When you are on the other side of the fast paced lifestyle of having children in your home, the questions begin.  Was there enough time for me to teach her everything she needs to know to raise her own child? Did I make enough time for her? Could I have done more?

Some of these answers can only be judged by time – that one thing that eludes us all, and goes by so quickly!  It seems a bit ironic that the same element that forces us into making everyday decisions, is also the same one that will be our judge in years to come.