Refusing to Let It Go By So Fast
When you’re a new or expecting parent you hear the same cliche a lot:
“It goes by so fast!”
“They grow up so fast”
“It happens too fast.”
There’s a part of you that even starts to think that maybe they’re right … It’s just going to go by so fast, and there’s nothing you can do about it. But can it not go by too fast?
Do we seriously have no choice in the matter?
At the gas station around the corner from my home, I saw a father buying cigarettes with his two kids. They were just little (maybe 4 and 6), so they’re taking in a lesson here. They read his compliance and understood, in a way, his approval.
The moment we found we found out we were going to be parents we could hardly believe it. It only took us a few months of trying. I am really grateful for that! Even after just a few months you can start to wonder if everything is okay.
My heart goes out to those couples who have been trying for many months or years (if you’re not already synced be sure to use the “My Days” app or something similar to get on target with her ovulation cycle).
As the days count down and my baby’s due date moves closer, I reflect daily on birth, pregnancy, parenting, etc. Amidst all of these thoughts surrounding birth, I have spent some time thinking about my own birth.
Like you, I obviously don’t remember the moments when I first opened my eyes to the world, took my first breath, or felt the cold sweetness of the air that would become my life support. But my mother has told me the story of how I was born. She has told me many times in fact …