Tuesday, July 14, 2009


There was an actual time last night where I had quiet.

Total silence.


No one in the house.

Girls gone. Beau gone.

Just me.


You know what?

I missed the noise.

I missed those little voices calling, "Mommy!"

I missed the music I hear every night from the girls' bedrooms.

I missed the giggling right before bed.

I missed just knowing my babies were home in their beds, tucked in, safe and sound.

Don't fret. They're at camp and I'm sure they're having a blast.

But, it just made me think of how many days, hours, minutes I have left with them before they're not in this house every night. 

And I don't hear their voices. 

And I don't know that they're tucked in, safe and sound.

I don't like that feeling.

I realized this week that two-thirds of K Belle's life here at home is over. Done. We're past half-way. We've got only about six years left here. Six very important years. My little curly-haired baby is growing up way too fast.

(Couldn't resist a picture. What a cutie!)

Time continues to be my enemy in every aspect of my life.

God, help me hold onto every minute, every second.


McElroy Family Happenings said...

Sweet, precious days.

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

So true...it's a hard concept for me to grasp, enjoying every minute.

PS - What a cute picture!

Jeanette said...

I know that feeling! We may have 4 years left if we are lucky!! My girls wonder why I don't want them out every night and why I want them home. I want to hear their noise as long as possible. I want to be involved in their lives! How do we keep them from growing up?!

Maybe if we sit on them.....

Alli said...

I understand your sentiments completely - sometimes I wish I could keep them little just a little longer :-).

Amy said...

You always hear people say that it goes by so fast but you don't realize how true it is until you have your own children!

Psalm 90:10, 12--The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; yet their span is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away.So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.

Lindsay said...

You said it. Time goes by WAY TO FAST!

Sara@i.Sass said...

awww, love the cute picture.
I agree time goes so fast.
I was thinking the other day, how am I going to let my son go? He is just so tender and sweet and to think he'll be dating in like 10-11 years...scares me!

H-Mama said...

i, too, will miss the 'noise' when my girls have moved. trying hard not to tear up...

very sweet picture.

TCKK said...

It goes way too fast. My oldest is a senior. One year is all I have & she'll be gone to college. And just a few more years before the 2nd one will head off. I'm happy for them, not so much for me!!!

Colored With Memories said...

it is good to record the moments that you feel like this...b/c if you are anything like me, it will help you on the days when you don't think they can grow up fast enough!!!

thedomesticfringe said...

Ohhhh, you made me get all choked up.