Life is fast. Life with a kid is faster. Life with multiple kids is just insane and too often we all are so busy, we forget to stop and take it all in for a while. And before we realize it, those days are gone, the kids have grown, and we scratch our heads asking ourselves, “Where did the time go?”
We can’t stop or slow down time no matter how much we would like. And sometimes, the most painful lesson learned is that we can’t turn time back either.
The moral: hug your kids today, often, and take pictures.
Pictures (in particular when coupled with music) can make us laugh and smile; they can make us cry and long for days gone by. It’s important for me to capture those moments in time and have the opportunity to share them with my kids when they get older. And it’s important for me to re-visit those glimpses of the past and look forward to the ones that haven’t happened yet.
Live in the present, look to the future, but hold on to your past.
Here is my Moment in Time – 2009, albeit a year late. 🙂