“Like quicksand through the hourglass, THESE are the days of our lives” is the opening line for the soap opera Days Of Our Lives. I am not really a soap opera girl; I’ve probably only seen enough pieces of Days Of Our Lives to string together half an episode. Needless to say this post has absolutely NOTHING to do with drama or daytime TV.
Time really feels like quicksand through an hourglass lately. Yesterday, as I sat on the train for two hours, I thought about how fast time passes. I was seated next to a woman and her daughters (they were about six and four). At first I thought, “wow, it is going to be a long time before Dylan’s that age”. That is when I realized it’s already been about ten years since I graduated from high school and I feel like that was yesterday; I still feel like that same eighteen year old girl! The only difference between us is: now I’m in love with and married to my soul mate, I’m a mom, and, to some extent, I have a slightly better grip on who I am and who I want to be (and now I MAYBE have a few less hormonally charged, emotional outbursts :)).
Dylan broke a third tooth yesterday, he sits up and doesn’t fall over unless he wants to (in which case he usually “falls” with a remarkably controlled tilt and roll), he can pull himself across the floor, he can pull himself up to sitting, he can stand, holding on to something, for at least a minute, AND he has more than doubled his intake of solid foods. Most of these milestones have happened within the past week or two and he’s only six months old… how many more milestones will he hit in the next six months, none the less the next three, five, or ten years?! It’s both exciting and terrifying!
In any case, I think these thoughts serve as a good reminder too work towards an UNHURRIED lifestyle (thank you for sharing that beautiful post Michelle; I’ll never forget it)!