Before You Blink
Today I babysat all four of my grandchildren. My granddaughters went home but my grandsons spent the night. After a long day, I finally heard the soft breathing of sleeping babies as I tiptoed out of my room and down the hall. I shut the bathroom door and looked up at the Superman pj's hanging there. Within seconds my heart rushed back 20 years and I just wanted to hold those pj's and live in that moment. Does my daughter realize how beautiful this moment in her life is? When she looks at those little pj's does her heart fill with overwhelming love and thankfulness for having this little Superman in her life? Ethan will never be this age again. A little older every day. Every hour. Time goes by so quickly. I'm sure my daughters realize this but just like every mom, when you're in the heart of it you feel like it will never end, there will never be a break. But then you blink. You blink the tears away on their first day of school. Before you know it you're blinking the tears away as they graduate from high school, as they drive off to college, as they say "I do" to the love of their life. The laundry that was never ending and the dishes that were never done. The running to and from sporting events. The clothes and toys that didn't get picked up and the beds that didn't get made. The sleepless nights. The times you hid in the bathroom for just 5 minutes of quiet~ even though 2 minutes in little fists were pounding on the door and your name was being called. The never ending constants. But then you blink. Suddenly there aren't any more sporting events or dishes or beds that need to be made. And some days you sit in their bedroom thinking that it was just yesterday you were rocking your little super hero to sleep. He was snuggled in your arms whispering his love for you with sleepy eyes and a smile. Mama of little ones~ stop what you are doing. Put your phone down. Look at your babies. Hold them, sing to them, read to them, memorize every thing about their tiny little faces. Don't take one second for granted. Play with them, laugh with them, love on them. Just BE with them. Before you blink.
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