Life. The little moments. It’s all going by too fast.
When you have a child, moments start to blur. Time seems to be permanently stuck on fast forward. The smiles, the laughter…the brief spaces in time to just soak it all up and be in the moment.
My sweet baby girl is going to be 2 ½ next month. It is absolutely jaw dropping to this mama, because it seems like it was just yesterday. Just yesterday when I gave birth, just yesterday when I cradled her for the first time.
It’s going by too fast.
I miss those precious “first” moments. The first time she smiled. The first time she rolled over. The first time she laughed. I miss the way she would wrap her tiny little hand around my finger.
I know I have many more “firsts” to experience with my girl, and I look forward to those as well. But the “baby phase” goes by so fast, and I tried to soak up every last minute of it. Pictures and memories, snapshots of the past.
As I enter this new phase, this new phase with a toddler on the verge of her own self-awareness and new-found independent spirit, I connect with the mom I was and the mom I am now.
I am in the moment, relishing, crying, and laughing…
I enter this phase, and I take a deep breath.