When my kids were little, I would hear it all the time. “Don’t blink, they’ll be gone before you know it!”
Well, I have to admit, there were probably some days when my kids were little that I did a few “extra blinks” in hopes to speed the growing up process just a wee bit. It didn’t happen very often, but the diaper years, and the teen years were probably some of the most challenging for me.
And now…my kids are grown, married and have kids of their own.
Ahh, what a delight they are to my life. Two boys and one girl.
Three beautiful little lives!
But apparently some one keeps blinking, because these little ones are growing up way too fast!
It seems as though it was just a couple of months ago the littlest one was born, and yesterday he started pre-school. Really? I was just there, helping my daughter try to figure this whole “new mom” thing out, and now…well, she’s taking him on like a pro!
photo credit: my daughter
The oldest one is 8 years old now. He delights in the fact that he can teach me how to play video games with him! He’s still a whole lot better at it than I am. Guess I need to practice more.
And then there is my granddaughter. Oh my, this little girl is like sugar and spice! At 5 years old she is wise beyond her years, loves life, and is eager to share it with the ones she loves. She simply melts my heart on a routine basis.
Pure joy, that’s what they are. I could write until I have no more words, but you will never fully understand the joy of grandchildren, until you have experienced it yourself.
I hope if you haven’t already, someday you will get to experience this special kind of joy.
Now if I can just find that person who keeps blinking, and maybe get them to blink at half-speed.
I love watching them grow up, but maybe they could slow down just a little bit 🙂