I often find myself staring at one of my children. I watch them as they make faces, laugh, yell, and even sleep. Each and every one of those moments is special to me. My youngest just 10 months old today is only a little over a year younger than his big sister. Both of them are so young but that’s changing everytime I catch myself staring at them. I’m realizing how fast they’re literally growing before my eyes. It deeply saddens me to know that the little people I’m looking at now will one day no longer be little. I’m going to miss the innocence, the baby cheeks and yes one day I may even miss changing diapers.
I struggle with getting caught up in “other” things. Yes, I’m one of the 1.5 Million people who waited hours on opening day to get the new iPhone 4. Sometimes, focusing on these other things is necessary and often they’re not. The important thing, I think is realizing what you’re time is worth. Could I have been doing other things that day I waited for the iPhone? Sure, and in fact I was doing as much as possible to avoid the inevitable boredom that was setting in. While I’m going to find myself in the “other” things from time to time it’s important to keep myself aligned to what’s really important to me. It’s not hard to do since I’m constantly finding myself soaking in the joys of my babies.