I came across this picture on my phone, and I froze.
I looked carefully.
Inspected the photo, and realized it was from about July of 2020.
Not quite 2 years ago, and oh, how things have changed.
All 3 of my children are much smaller, wearing different clothing sizes.
My girls have different hairstyles due to their lack of hair that was yet to grow in.
My son hadn’t been to public school yet.
No one could tie their own shoes, and all of them needed my help getting dressed.
There was no pressure of homework and learning to read, the focus was more about playing and having fun.
No one was looking right at the camera, because they didn’t know.
I remember some days thinking, goodness, I wish they were a bit more independent …getting in the car to go anywhere was so, very hard.
And yet, I look at this, and I want to cuddle these little ones again.
Yes, not quite two years have passed and they have grown so much.
Two of them are much more independent.
One has been in public school, one is going to school this fall, and another wishes she was in school.
Yes, time is a thief.
Children are such a blessing, in all phases.
All phases of motherhood is filled with trials, but all phases are full of blessings and joy.
My goal from this sweet, simple picture…
Is to love a little longer, and embrace all the moments.
Time pushes onward, too quick, and too fast.
Enjoy those moments as they come mama.
For they truly sneak by too fast.