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08 June 2010

The Tuesday Diptych Project: Week Nineteen


Desiree: Sometimes I catch these glimpses of Gretchen and see the little girl she's becoming. I can almost picture her as a 2-year-old, or a 5-year-old, or a 19-year-old. This morning the boy and I had a weird realization that someday she will be old enough to leave our nest. It's amazing to think that our time at home with our children is such a tiny snapshot of their life, yet it's more important than any other time because of what we can help them learn. I want to make the very most of it. For now, for always.

Johanna: Home again for a short time. Peonies from the garden. They only last for a few days. Life feels transient and I must remember to stop and enjoy the now.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

It is extremely odd to realize that we are just the jumping point for their lives, isn't it? Especially when they're so little and all-consuming of our time. It's hard to imagine what our time will be spent on when they leave...

June 8, 2010 at 8:28 PM  
Blogger Johanna said...

it's crazy to think that this time in their lives is so short in comparison to the rest of their lives. Yet, this short time with them will probably be the most important as it sets out who they will become.

June 9, 2010 at 9:29 PM  

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