Thursday, May 3, 2012

Time Flies!

Barbara: I posted this to my Facebook the other day, so many of you may have seen it already. But it is so glorious—and so accurate in terms of how it captures the true feeling of what it is like when you have children, when you watch them “grow up before your eyes”—that I had to share it here. Enjoy!


24 comments:

  1. Aww I know I saw that on FB....very Precious!!

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  2. That's so cool! I had seen this circulating around facebook but had never seen it before! I'm sure every parent feels this way. Aww :]

    TODAY! TODAY! TODAY'S THE DAY! SIGNING THE LEASE TODAY!!!

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    1. WOOOOHOOOOOOOOO KELLY SO HAPPY FOR YA !!!! REMEMBER US WHEN YOU SIGN :P XOXO
      And remember the virtual party we're gonna have ok !!

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    2. Congrats Kelly!

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    3. Congratulations! Enjoy your home!

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    4. Congratulations girls!!! Soooooo exciting!!!

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  3. *throws confetti on Holly and Kelly!!!*

    YAY!!!!!

    *hugs, hugs, hugs*

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  4. BTW, @thinkgeek tweeted this this morning. It is a fabulous giggle. I immediately thought of everyone here.

    http://make-everything-ok.com/

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  5. Geez. That's powerful. Just powerfully emphasizes the feelings I'm having at the moment. 7 more weeks of Odin being in elementary school. And, I'm remembering all the stuff he's accomplished by being there. 10 years ago, he started out as a non-verbal (screaming doesn't count) child, where any little thing would stress him out. Now, he's a school leader, loving his politics, and has a flair for the dramatics (he wants to go into theatre in high school, and give up band). He loves his politics. It just seems like yesterday that Odin was born...

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    1. Jo, your son is such an inspiration! I wonder how he will channel his energies and curiosity???!

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    2. I'm doing my best to let him lead with his interests - which is why I tolerate being quizzed by him regarding obscure (well, to me anyway) Albanian/North Korean/insert communist country's leaders... :) the only thing I "forced" on him was band, and he's good. He really stresses out for performing.

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  6. How wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

    As I was watching it, I couldn't help but develop a story about the girl I was watching grow up before my eyes. In my mental story, she is popular and nice.

    Am I the only one who automatically created a backstory?

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    1. Oh I totally did that, Tammy. I was more inside her head, imagining soccer games she had to get ready for, or dreams she might have, or questions.

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  7. I saw this video last week, I think. So interesting. I think it is a great idea. I wonder if she was ever annoyed by it, though. Well, she's only 12. I wonder if her father is still doing this. Really fantastic idea!

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    1. I think if I were him, I'd probably always want to do it, you know? How can you stop?

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  8. Congrats Kelly, must be an exciting day! Tammy I did the same thing. I've been working on a little slide show for my oldests 13th birthday coming up from still pictures, hope it turns out half as well. Time sure does fly.

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  9. That's really cool. We're always saying, "Look how much (our child) has grown!" But here's documented proof. It was neat to watch curiosity appear, teeth appear, a personality appear, a teenager appear at age 5-6 (they really do go from 5-15; that 12 y/o is just a myth), to an attitude and hairstyles galore. Wow.

    My daughter Sarah is going to her junior prom tomorrow night. We're starting to really think about where she wants to go to school. Depending on that choice, she may come live with me and my parents (her dad may move 45 minutes away from here, making most schools really inconvenient to get to locally). Time flies. Wow again.

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  10. Recently I had to hunt down all of my childhood photos and create a video of my life for my graduation video (they show them at graduation as the student steps onstage with their parents - I'm part of a homeschool association center so the ceremony is able to be more personal). I remember watching the video after I had finished it, and watching myself grow up was sort of depressing (even though I set the pictures to a happy Doris Day song...). Maybe depressing isn't the word - but just, sad. Because I remember being four years old and thinking "If only I were big enough to reach the counters by myself." and then I was, and then at areound seven thinking, "If only I were big enough to ride the roller coaster." And then I was. And just feeling like those days would never end, and some days feeling desperate for them to be over and done with, and then they were, and they're gone. It's sad too that the next eighteen years will fly by just the same, I can only hope I remember how time and life is hardly a vapor that we can't hold onto, only cherish and remember.
    Lovely post :)

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    1. Awwww, so bittersweet, huh? I hear you, I do remember those phases from my own childhood. And I still keep thinking "I can't wait till I'm big enough to..." :)

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