Friday, September 23, 2011

In the Blink of an Eye

They grow in an instant.

One minute they are my sweet little babies and than I blink my eyes and here they are...

...all legs, and knees, bony knees and the softness of baby is gone or fading.

It’ happens overnight. I put them to bed babies they wake up toddlers. I put them to bed toddlers they wake up kids. My son was sleeping on vacation, sleeping in longer then he had in weeks. I went to check on him and nearly screamed. He was no longer a kid he was a teen, his face looked so old, mature. My eyes filled with tears.

They grow seemingly in an instant. I don’t want to close my eyes, to  miss a second of it because I know that not everyone gets to do this. To grow old, to watch children grow up. But if I stare, if I squint and stare long and hard I can freeze time. Stop their growth keep them small.

If not for real in my minds eye at least. And sometimes that is just the salve that is needed on a mommy heart that grows and stretches bigger everyday to accommodate more and growing children in ways that I never imagined.


Krista said...

Wow! I have a 6-month son and your post makes me nostalgic already for who he is now.

Thanks for your writing, and for your good insights into the growing. 'Preciate-cha!

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Lenae said...

My heart!

Ginny Marie said...

I can so relate! My little 4 year old is losing her little, fat belly and her chubby legs...I'm going to miss them!