As the year of 2014 is drawing to a close I can’t help but think about time. How does it go so fast, yet so slow at the same time? I love the quote “The days are long but the years are short.” The more I think about it, the more true it really is. Some days you just feel like will never end. The hours seem to tick by and you can’t wait for it to be over. Or even a period of life. I remember I could not WAIT to finally get married. It seemed so far away. Now after 4 years of marriage I wonder where that time went. How has it possibly been 8 years since Loren and I started dating?? The first two months of Kina’s life seemed like an eternity, but now that she is nearing 4 months I wonder how she can be that old already.
I sort of had a panic moment the other night as I was talking to Loren. Very dramatically I declared that all our firsts were over. The first time we drove our car, the first kiss, the first big girl/boy job, the first home, the first time becoming mr. and mrs., the first time becoming mom and dad. I told him its never really the same after the first time. I tend to be a little over dramatic and overthink things sometimes 😉 He kindly reminded me that our firsts were far from over. Nevertheless it really had me thinking about how I really need to slow down and enjoy each moment. To take in each stage of life and enjoy all it’s positives. To really work hard at not wishing life would move onto the next stage because of a few negatives.
As I rock my little girl, I really wish I could pause life. Can we just stay in 2014 a little while longer? Because before I know it she will be moving out. My number one goal for 2015 is to remember just how fast time goes. To remember it on days that seems like they will never end. To remember it when I have about had my wits end with Kina. To slow down and tell myself that “the days are long but the years are short.”