February 7, 2010

Don't blink.

I just watched this video on Sara's blog (a different Sara . . . I'm not just speaking in third person) and now I'm all emotional. I think it's a really good message for any mom, no matter how her family is structured. Dads too, for that matter.

I told my mom a few weeks ago that I was envious of her and my dad because of all of the freedom they have. They've been empty nesters for over a year now and they can go out to dinner when they want to and see a movie whenever they want to. They can work as late as they want to, or play on the Wii whenever they feel like it.

Watching this made me feel ashamed of any time that I've ever wanted to rush through this stage of life. Sometimes, I look at my boys and think, "I STILL HAVE EIGHTEEN LONG YEARS LEFT!" But in reality, I ONLY have eighteen years left. I can't believe how fast Ben's first 4 1/2 months of life have gone and let's face it . . . life is only starting to move faster.

I was rocking Bennett to sleep tonight and was thinking that I'd better not blink because I might miss something. I'm overwhelmed by how much I love my boys.


Sara Neufeld said...

i'm glad you felt it too. such a good reminder. i should probably watch it at least once a week.

Ashley Shepherd said...

WOW- I have had those same emotions! Thanks for the post.