two blogs I normally stalk posted with similar themes today.
which is quite interesting considering they are sister in law's as well as friends.
you see my friend Rachel's little girl turned two over the weekend,
and my photographer friend Melissa's two little girls are 4.5 and 2 respectively
They are both going through a transitional stage as parents right now
the place where you want your child to thrive and grow but still remain your 'little one'
 where they are so excited about exploring their dreams
exerting their independence and
quite literally growing up before your very eyes.
It can be very hard to take in.

Anyway -these posts got me to thinking.
My little girl is going to be 8 next weekend.
All I can do is shake my head.
I remember when I first caught a glimpse of the little "Peanut" in a very grainy ultrasound
and when I held her for the first time, how she smelled.
I also remember when I turned 8.
It seems like that was just yesterday too.
 I'm really enjoying the stage Sweet Pea is in right now.
It seems like we have so much more to do but she's also so much more participatory in her life.
I was listening to her dad quiz her on her geography test and thought about
how fast this time has really gone.
the one thing we never seem to have enough of
but usually wish for to pass quickly.
I have been learning the importance of time already this year.
I certainly wish that I'd had more time with my grandmother
It's almost time for the wedding =) 
Time is of the essence and in short supply.
It seems we take the time we have for granted
and don't really spend it doing the things that make us happy or serve a purpose.

I'm working hard to change that.
Lately I have been so focused on what is coming that I haven't really seen/noticed what is here.
right now. In this moment.
I desperately want to be better at managing my time.
Doing the things that feed my spirit, and lift my soul.
Things that make me laugh out loud.
Hanging out with girlfriends,
coloring and creating with Sweet Pea,
cuddling with Babe,
listening to my Father,
chatting with my brother,
talking to my mother
reading a good book.
So I'm making a concerted effort to FOCUS on this time.
Right now.

I don't want my little girl to grow up and look back and say -
"Wow. I had a great childhood but I wish my mom had spent more time with me".
And I don't want my (future) husband to say:
"She was a great friend/fiance/wife but I wish we'd had more time alone'
So if you call me and I don't pick up -
Don't take it personal..........
I'm spending time with my Sweet Pea and my Babe
Getting in it while I can and while they have time for ME!


  1. That's right girl--time is short....enjoy!
    Love this post!


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