Thursday, October 9, 2008
As much as I enjoy daylight savings time I have to admit to being rather tired of trying to get dressed in the morning in the pitch black. I have to turn on a light to read my paper...and to find my cereal bowl...and it is becoming rather tedious. I think I am ready to turn the clocks back.
Today is my daughter's birthday and I am flooded with memories this morning - of calling out the window to my husband that it was time to go to the hospital, of the drive there and the hours spent in the labor room, and of course the moments when our family suddenly became four instead of three. A beautiful bouncing baby girl, all 9lbs 10ozs of her! I remember the nurses joking that she was ready for meat and potatoes and then announcing to the floor nurses that they were bringing out a "preemie"! They liked having big healthy babies to take care of and she was a hit right away with her pretty pink cheeks and dark curly hair.
It seems as though it was only yesterday when I brought each of my babies home from the hospital and yet here they are now, all fully grown, making families for themselves and lives quite independent of ours. How exactly did that happen and where did the time go?
I am reminded of the Bible verse that describes life as a "vapor", here today and gone tomorrow. It does go quickly and we do need to savor it.
Sometimes we need to be reminded of that.