Sunday, February 28, 2010

In the Blink of an Eye

This weekend went by pretty fast.  Seems like it just started and it was over.  It moved almost as quickly as Lizzie does. The Princess Maren and I got to hang out with her on Saturday night.  She's quick.  I tried to get some shots, but most of them have a slight blur to the edges.  I think I need pointers on how to take pictures of 18 month olds at full throttle.  They just don't stay in one place for very long.

Our oldest niece Madisen turned 15 today and that doesn't quite seem possible either.  I can so clearly remember her as a flower girl at our wedding and how she grabbed Uncle Craig around the neck and sealed the day with a big kiss. Now she's making movies and commercials and getting ready to drive, oh my.  She was adorable.  She still is.  Happy Birthday sweet girl!

I have heard it said many times that the older you get the faster time seems to go.  I never really belived that could be true.  Time seemed to go by quickly enough.  I believe it now.  Soon enough, Sweet Marissa will be in the double digits.

Time itself seems to have taken on a new perspective lately.  As we deal with Dad's illness,  it puts a quirky spin on things.  Past memories are taken out and examined - trying to remember the details and feelings of a time that might be the last. We try to see the joy in the day to day experiences we have right now.   We have decided as a family, that when Dad comes home this next time, he will be on Hospice Care.  We are hoping to give him a few more little moments like these. 

 With fast moving, noisy, silly, goofy grandchildren in all their glory. 

And no more vultures.  Monkeys yes. Vultures no.  Love you Dad!

1 comment:

Mrs. E said...

Praying for you and your dad!! Life does go so very fast. Capture the moment!