“The days are long, but the years are short.”
~ Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project
I can’t count how many times in the last month I’ve said to someone, “Wow, it’s been a really long day.” Work has been hectic, baseball season kicked off, and my husband’s travel schedule has been frequent and unpredictable. Some days I can’t wait to crawl into bed with a good book and finally take a deep breath.
But then there are times that I’m reminded just how quickly time passes: watching my daughter read her first book, comparing the kids’ school pictures from this year to last year, seeing my son try to squeeze into a shirt he wore comfortably just 6 months ago. My kids are no longer babies, and I don’t know how that happened. Despite those really long days, the years seem to pass right before my eyes.
I know I need to stop squandering time and complaining about long days. Because this is exactly how quickly it seems my kids’ childhoods are flying by…