Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Life Is So Fleeting

This morning I was reminded of how fast life goes by. I remember when my children were born and how excited I was to be a mommy. It was like life was finally starting for me. Now as I look back, I miss those days when I was the most important person to my children.  It is no longer that way...and I guess I am feeling a little nostalgic for those days. 

Soon (June) my oldest will be graduating...and he will move on like he is meant to.  I just want to stop time and keep the ones I love close to me.  All of the sudden life seems to be speeding by and it feels overwhelming.  My boys are so big and I think I'm at that place where I need their hugs more now than ever before.   I need to know I am still needed...that I am still an integral part of their lives.  Even now my emotions are so raw I can't stop the tears.  I don't recall feeling such urgent emotions before, and I'm not sure urgent is even the word for it.

At any rate...

Don't let life pass you by, cherish it...live in the moment...hug those you love every day...say the words, I love you every day...enjoy your children while they are in your space...life is precious and oh so fleeting...grab onto it and enjoy!

I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I feel it not. I believe in God even when He is silent. *Written on a wall in a concentration camp*

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Rob-bear said...

Sorry to hear you're a bit un-nerved by life.

Those guys still love you. But, well, um, they're guys, and teens, and trying to figure out who they are. You're still their mom, and you always will be. And soon (maybe sooner than you expect) you'll be friends to each other. But they will always be your children. Been there; done that; that's the way it is.

And your husband is still the most important guy in your life.

Blessings and Bear hugs.

Oh, yes. "The solution to the problems of teenagers is about five years." ~ Anon.

Jenny said...

Oh Shannon. I read this words and you speak to my heart.

I know we raise them to let them go, but it is so hard.

We smile and wave them off encouragingly while inside our heart is breaking into many small pieces.

Life changes when they leave.

I'm still trying to figure out what it's supposed to change to...

I wish I had an answer.

I only have a hug and a prayer of peace for your heart.

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