The days are long but the years are short

“The days are long but the years are short.” This is my favorite quote by Gretchin Rubin, author of the Happiness project. It is the sum of all my emotions concerning motherhood. From their infancy you think you’ll never outlive the sleepless nights, the hours they wont stop crying, the endless days of potty training, the incessant whining, and chronically messy house. But then comes kindergarten, little voices reading the nighttime stories to you, and not nearly as many nighttime cuddle sessions because the dark just isn’t as scary as it used to be.  The weeks fly by and you turn around to say something and you are eye to eye with a teenager. Although we are long past infancy, we have children at almost every stage now. I am learning to cherish every day even the ones I think I’ll never outlive.

That being said yesterday was a very special day for me. My little girl, Kaitlyn’s 7th birthday was yesterday, April 1st.  We threw her and her friends a mock”sleepover”. I’ll post another blog with all the party details because it really was an adorable party!! And the girls were fantastic. We really had a great time.
I was reflecting the other day as I realized that next year Randy & I will have been married for 10 years. A whole decade! I thought back on all the days in a year. And then all the days in a decade. I was overwhelmed by all the happy days we’ve had together. Randy is the fairytale of my life. Our family is so precious to me- not perfect but precious. Perspective is important. The happy days far outweigh the bad ones. And before you know it all those days have turned into years.  

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  1. So sweet. 🙂

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