How in the world did life pass us by so fast? I know everyday we are given is a blessing and no one is guaranteed tomorrow, but at what point did I become my parents age? The other day someone posted a picture on facebook of the marching band. It was from the year John and I met....1991. I can't believe that was almost 20 years ago! 20 years!!!! How did it happen?
And just last night I discovered that I am the same age that my mom was when John and I met. I wonder if my kids think I am as old as I used to think she was? As uncool? As annoying? Yes, I was a bit older than my own kids then....but still! So, is that why Broderick REFUSES to let me hug him in the hallway at school? He will barely say hello to me when he walks by when I am with the after school program. Am I that embarrassing??? Is it that horrible to see your mom at school?? I know I did the exact same thing! So, mom....I am sorry!!!
John and I will celebrate our 14th year of marriage this year, and our 19th year of knowing each other/being a couple! That is over half of our lives! OVER HALF OF OUR LIVES!!! And through all the those years, some better than others, we have loved each other. And this love has spilled over into our children, who love each other so much.....though sometimes they don't show it. Some years of marraige were better than others. Some years fly by and some seem to drag on forever. 2009 was a rough year for our family...way too many deaths, illnesses, and sadness.Yet, we made it through...you love each other and you make it. The blessings are always there, but sometimes they get overlooked. Although they may be right in front of your face, life blurs your vision and they get ignored.
This week marks the last week of January 2010...we didn't really make any New Year's Resolutions- I think they are way too over rated, but John and I have started working out, trying to eat healthier (more fruits and vegetables) and I have really tried to make an effort to see all of my blessings. After the frightening realizations this week that life is quickly passing by, I really know I need to cherish every minute. Just this week a 34 year old teacher in the school system I work in passed away. It was very sudden and although I didn't know him, it has still affected me. I need to make sure life doesn't blur my vision. I vow to live well, laugh often, and love much and urge you to do the same thing. Cause I know, someday my little girl and little boys are going to come to same realization....they have become their parents and life is too precious to spend worrying, arguing, and wasting time!!! And the blessings are too numerous to be blurred out of our line of sight.
I love this man more today than yesterday (though I don't tell him often enough)... .and these kiddos are growing up WAY TOO FAST!!!
Thank you for being a blessing in our life. May love surround you this year, may you always be able to see your blessings without life passing you by too fast!