March 20, 2012
My computer is presently in the shop so I don’t have my usual resources on hand with which to do a blog post. Since Sarah has graciously consented to let me use her computer while mine’s being repaired, I decided to poke around in her picture files and see if there were any gems I could uncover with which to inspire a post.
And she didn’t fail me. She had lots and lots of Miscellaneous Smithellany for me to choose from. Since they’re from her computer, most of them are of her but there are a few thrown in there with the whole family.
Although I love every single picture, the last picture in the line up I don’t love quite as much. You’ll know why when you see it.
Which brings us to the last picture, a “pretend photo” of her as High School graduate. (One of her classes did a Graduation Mock Up earlier in the year.)
All you moms out there know why I’m not thrilled to see my 10th grader posing as a High School graduate. That time is going to come fast enough already without it being played out before my very eyes.
In three months, Sarah will be a junior.
In one year and three months, she will be a senior.
And then about nine seconds after that, she will graduate.
Six seconds later, she will got college.
Three seconds after that, she will get married.
Two seconds later she’ll be bringing home her own babies.
Have I mentioned that time passes a little fast?
Sigh. And that’s why I love pictures and picture posts. It helps my mama heart to go back and look at younger days–younger days for my kids and younger days for me.
It’s so important to live today. It’s so important to love today.
Because before we know it, younger days turn into older days and tomorrows turn into memories.
Thrift stores, fuzzy socks
and conversing with my Yorkie
are all on the list of things I love.