Today felt like fall. There was a crispness in the air that made it seem like fall arrived. It was wonderful. The sun shone through the trees and it looked different than it did even yesterday. Fall is making it’s appearance and I am excited.
This afternoon and into this evening, as I sat watching the sun makes it’s journey through the trees, I sat and watched old videos of Little Man. He starts back to preschool tomorrow, an old pro now, going into the “big” kids class for the three-year olds.
I watched videos of him playing with his play-dough. Looking at the shapes and telling me the numbers and letters he picked up. There were videos of him eating, covered with berry juice, and one of him signing and asking for more “bluey’s”… his name for blueberries for a short while.
Earlier, I talked with hubby who is visiting Little Miss this week. He held her while she was crying, trying not to go down for a nap. Putting me on speaker, we both talked with her to extend her ‘awake’ time.
All of this made me realize how quickly time passes. The seasons of the year fly by. Soon, the leaves will be off the trees. The sky will be gray. Snow may fall.
Just as quickly, Little Man and Little Miss will grow even more. Already Little Man talks to me about the presidents, their first ladies, and tells me about the countries that are on his map of the world. His world expands daily.
Little Miss grins a toothy smile now. She pulls herself up and will be walking within weeks. Soon she will be like Little Man and telling me things she is learning.
A part of me wants time to slow down. I want to cherish each moment. But, I can’t slow things down, and honestly, I don’t want it to slow down. Each season is an adventure, whether it is the changing weather outdoors, or the seasons of a toddler’s life.
I am grateful today. Today I have spent the day in memories and thoughts of what is to come. This I have thought all day, I am blessed. God has been and continues to be good to me.
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