Friday, November 18, 2011

Great Advice from the Grandpa that's not mine...

the secret to not aging is that is that there is no secret....
I was searching for a video I did...and saw the little thumbnail for the , "THE BABY IS HERE" video...
and as I watch it and even as I type this...tears want to sprout from my heart and water the keyboard I'm typing on....
she was so tiny. so new. you can almost feel her heart taking in this new world around her. i just want to reach through the computer and hold her.
9 months later...she has grown and changed so, so, so much.....
A little grampa was sitting next to us at lunch, and was telling us stories of his grandkids, and telling us to enjoy each moment, because they aren't little very long, and he warned us: "it goes by too fast"....
IT GOES BY TOO FAST.
tears are seriously making it a bit hard to see what I'm typing right now....
each moment has gone by too fast...
who cares if your house is perfectly clean-
if your to-do list got done-
if your kids made a mess or broke something or lost something-
or if you had enough time after dinner to make sure every last dish was put away...

at then end of your life, when you see the value of every second you let slip away...
like the cute little Grampa we saw- you could feel it in his words and his face....
his urgency to ENJOY every second...because it's gone and you're older, babies turned to toddlers, kids and teenagers before you thought there was enough time to hold them in your arms.
like my little Jordan here....who know stands 6 feet tall...I miss that little face...I miss the moments when all he wanted was for me to be in his room....and now he asks me to leave his room, even when I just walk in to tell him dinner is ready. ha ha ha ha

Enjoy every moment, no matter how tiring it might be...it will be gone before we  know it...and we will be old, telling someone young with a baby...to enjoy every moment because "it goes by before you know it".....

I just want to jump back in time in this video...

and remember, no matter how frustrating today might seem...please enjoy every second, frustrating or not...it will be gone before you know it...and if you didn't enjoy it, good, bad, messy house, or not...
that fact that your alive is something awfully special...
huge hugs and enjoying every moment today... your kandee

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