I wanted to let you know something. It is something that people told me before my children were born. It is something that they reminded me when I was in the midst of those crazy days with a newborn, a 2 year old, a 4 year old and a family room strewn with toys and sippy cups. You know that stage when you walk around like a zombie and the days seem to go on forever? Everyone would say, "It will be over before you know it!" or "It really goes so fast- savor it." It was something I seemed to mourn but did not feel yet- I would boo hoo in the car when Trace Atkin's song "YOU'RE GONNA MISS THIS" would come on the radio- knowing one day I would miss it. (Listen to it- I promise you will get a good cry and perspective out of it!) At the time, as I was in the trenches of diapers and middle of the night wake-ups I did not feel the rapid pace things were changing- but as the years have gone on I cannot believe how quickly my babies have gone from tiny little people who have darling ways of saying certain words, to being big kids who require deodorant and who do not cry when I leave them at school. It HAS gone so fast. Turns out, kids really don't wait. They grow, they change and those days that were once SOOOOO LOOOONNGGG, seem to become VERY short.
This summer I have taken inventory of myself- my life. I stepped back from being on my phone or computer unless it was necessary for work and I enjoyed some moments that I am sure I would not have, had I not stepped away from other things so I could lean into my babies. That said, I will be on hiatus from the blog for the next few weeks. I will be soaking up those sweet summer moments with my kiddos before they go back to school. I will be getting in the water with them at the pool, staying up late giggling at old tv shows, playing 4-square and school supply shopping with all 3 of them (I may need some prayers for that one). I will be making memories. Today I will make time for chasing fireflies, because just like those sweet creatures of summer, my kiddos at THIS very age and THIS very stage will be gone before I know it. I hope you take time to chase some fireflies, too. And when you take a break when the kids go to bed, I hope you will check out the other wonderful hosts on the #Adoptiontalk Linkup on August 6th. The topic is Transracial Adoption or anything goes. If you have a blog yourself, link up-- we would love to hear from you!
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