Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Days Gone By

I was just looking back at some pictures and videos of Fritter from when he was just a little guy. When did he get to be so big? When he was newborn, all he wanted to do was sleep. I just wanted him to wake up so that I could "play" with him. Now, all he wants to do is play. :)

It really is amazing how fast kids grow up. I look at some of my little cousins, who I actually remember being babies, and now they are in high school! When did this happen? Or my cousins' daughters who were these cute little almost 4 year olds at my wedding, and now they are cute kindergartners!

Pretty soon, my own little Fritter will be walking around, and then he will be talking, and before I know it, he'll be anxious to move out of the house and go to college. I miss him already. It's times like these that I realize how much now really means.

I never used to feel this way. I couldn't wait to be grown up. Then I couldn't wait to be out of college. Then I couldn't wait until we got a job and moved. It seems in all this "I can't wait" stuff, I didn't really enjoy the "while I'm here" stuff. I think, though, that God has given me the grace to slow down a bit and just enjoy right now. Fritter will walk soon enough, but for now, I'm going to enjoy his excited little crawls around the house, and how much fun he has exploring his ears and toes and fingers. I'll enjoy the other stuff when it happens.

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