How do we really measure time? Is it by seconds, minutes, hours, days, months or years? Is it by the photographs or Instagrams or selfies that we have taken? How quickly time flies!! You hear this all the time as a young parent. "Cherish these moments, because they grow up too quickly!!" In the day to day living, it sometimes seems as if they will never grow up!! "Will they outgrow the terrible twos? Will they ever outgrow the screaming temper tantrums?"
Today my youngest son turns 24! How did that happen? He really isn't/hasn't been my baby for many years!! I still remember his birth day. We went to the hospital that morning at 7:00 am. Thinking that this would be a long delivery like my first son (20 1/2 hours), I sent my husband to work. No use having him standing around just waiting. At 12:00 pm, the nurse told me that we better call my husband, that we were having a baby. I looked at her and said, "No, Not yet. It's only been 5 hours!!" We called Tom and said to head back to the hospital. Our son was born at 12:34 pm!! And in a blink of an eye, he is 24 today. Where is the little boy who went to school with me? Where is the little boy who hid in his kindergarten class on Rodeo Day because he was scared? Where is the young man who wrestled with his team mates and plowed down the football field in middle school? Where is the young man who did high school on his terms and his way? I peeked in on him this morning while he was sleeping and all I saw was my baby. Sleeping in his bed. This "slice of his life" moved too quickly for me!! Happy Birthday, John!! I can't wait to see what your new "slice of life" looks like!!