7 comments | published by Linda | March 21, 2010
While watching my son and daughter on the merry-go-round, I held my baby girl. I noticed an old woman walking toward me. She sat beside me on the bench, and began to speak. "You better enjoy these times, because they fly by. Before you know it, they will be teenagers, and it will never be the same." I gently rubbed my daughters head.

Years passed, and just as she said, they flew by. I had three more children since that day. So many little feet running through my house, leaving their marks on my floors, and my heart. Outgrown jeans, teddy bears and lego pieces fill old boxes as time has passed. I remembered what the old woman had said, and wondered what life would be like as they grew older.

Stopping at a merry-go-round recently, I stood with my older three as we watched the younger ones. While my oldest son, who now stands so tall was talking to me, one of my daughters was leaning on me as the other came up behind me and gently rubbed my hair.

I remembered the old woman's warnings, and smiled. I realized I had raised my three best friends, and knew it would never be the same. 

Posted in Living Room, Play Room    |   Tags: The Old Woman

Megan
March 21, 2010
Oh mommy that's so sweet!I love you

Megan
March 21, 2010
Oh mommy that's so sweet!I love you

micahhoffy
March 21, 2010
Hmm...that was sweet mom, I loved it

kristie
March 24, 2010
I loved this one, Linda!! When Alahna turned 10 this past year her comment was, "Just think, Mom, in another 10 years I'll be 20." YIKES talk about speaking reality. Thank you for this great reminder to always live and love today.

JenniferTritle
March 27, 2010
Gulp. I wish these issues did not always make me cry, but they still do. Time is my friend, and time is my enemy. Thank God for Jesus Christ and St. Paul who both taught us to "redeem the time..." And thank God that through Christ's shed blood, we (our family) can all be together forever.

Linda Hoffy
March 27, 2010
Jennifer...Thank you...

Linda Hoffy
March 27, 2010
Kristie...It sure is amazing how fast time goes, let's celebrate each day!

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