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It’s that time of the year again when I find myself wondering, “Where did the year go?!” I think time passes by especially fast when you have kids cause life is busy, busy, busy and you just look forward to the end of each day when you can lie down in bed and rest (this is assuming your kids sleep through the night so you can, too)! But even though the year seems to fly by in a blink of an eye, the days that make up the year can sometimes drag on and on, especially when they are filled with diapers to change, kids to feed and entertain and chores to do. And for some strange reason, time slows down considerably more during the hour right before hubby is supposed to arrive home from work. 😛
The other day I realized that I spend quite a bit of time waiting – waiting for the hours to pass by… waiting for the kids to grow up and be more independent… waiting to gain some of my freedom back. But I realized that while I’m looking forward, I’m missing out on the present. Sure, life now can be tedious and frustrating at times, but there are special parts to it, too that we will never get back again. I remember there was one morning when hubby was eating breakfast with both E and C on his lap and he asked me to take a picture of them because the kids would never be that same age again. I got out the camera (while rolling my eyes at how sentimental he is, hehe), but got to thinking that he was right. Our once chubby babies (with non-existent wrists and ankles!) are now much taller and slimmer. Their cute, sometimes incomprehensible baby talk has transformed into clear speech that is full of funny comments and big questions. Before we know it, they will be talking on the phone with friends and driving us around and quite possibly, sleeping in their own rooms (that will be the day)!
So this is a reminder to myself to be present and to fully live in the moment of today, this hour, this minute. Here’s wishing you a very happy new year and may we all enjoy living the 525,600 minutes 2012 will bring! 🙂
I love musicals, and even though I haven’t seen Rent before, I really like this song, “Seasons of Love” (sung here by the movie cast).
How do you plan on spending this new year of 525,600 minutes?