Tuesday, March 2, 2010





I guess I have to say it three times before it sinks in.  My babies are turning three today. 


Thr….oh, you get the point.

Time flies.  This is such a cliché, but so true at the same time.  I don’t think I really *got* how much time does truly fly by until I had children.  I can remember in absolute clarity the day that my babies were born, the night we brought them home, and when visitors came to see our new little family.

Big milestones stand out, of course.  When Sabrina rolled over for the first time around three months….and when Sammy cut his first tooth at six months.  That first year of their lives was filled with new things happening every single day, it seemed like.  I would hear people say, “Remember this, because time goes by so fast.”

It does.

But for me, it’s not just the big milestones that I have engraved in my head.  Not even close.  It’s everyday moments that are even more special to me.  Moments and memories that are so special and close to my heart that I will never ever forget them.

But, I will miss them one day. 

Time does fly.  And so I know that one day, not many years from now, Sammy won’t want me to sing “Over the Rainbow” to him or want me to play trains.  Sabrina will go from being the girl who is almost literally attached to my hip to a sassy adolescent who doesn’t want to have anything to do with me.

In the future, “mama” will turn into “mom”.  Hugs and kisses won’t be so easily received.  And time will be more sparse than it is in our present day.

I try not to think about things “yet to come” too much. 

Instead, I savor.

I hug. 

I kiss.

I play. 

I enjoy. 

For surely, time does fly by.  

Happy Third Birthday to my wonderful, beautiful babies.  You have changed my life in more ways than you will ever know.


  1. beautifully written! and so true!

  2. Happy Birthday, and I know exactly what you mean. The twins turned 3 here on Feb 1, and I feel like I don't even rememeber where the time went.

  3. Thanks for making me cry! I'm going to be a new follower of your blog (if you don't mind), because you seem to have a way of putting things into perspective!

  4. Thanks ladies! No Andrea, I don't mind you following....although I swear I don't mean to make people cry! ;)