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Monday, October 10, 2011

I'm a Greedy Mommy...

My heart has been aching a bit lately. Time is just moving a bit too fast for me. I want to hit rewind and do a few things differently and indulge in the time. I don't want to rush through it just to get to the next day or the weekend. I want to go back and capture more memories in my mind and heart.

Florida in 2007

See those girls in the picture above. They were 5 and 3 years old then. Now they are 9 and 7 years old. I miss those little 5 & 3 year old girls. I miss their sweet voices. I miss them wearing their hearts on their sleeve at all times. I miss them waking up and looking for each other before they started their day. I miss them taking my hand without me asking for it (constantly, not just every once in a while). I miss those little giggles. I miss those days when they wanted to dress alike and would be upset if I brought them home dresses that didn't match.

Bean in the sand with a beautiful shell
I miss snuggling up and watching Nemo or Monsters, Inc. for the one thousandth time. I miss bath time that smelled like Johnson's baby bedtime.

Ash so proud of the treasure they had found
I miss lots of smiles. I miss the innocence. I miss the pure sweetness. I miss the open love.

I still have variations of all of those things that I miss...only now they are scaled down. My girls' have their own opinions, own tastes, own way of doing things. They don't rely on me as much as they used to and they don't rely on each other they way they used to either.

I know I can't go back in time but I have to work harder at cherishing the time they give me now. The time where I can see the glimpses of those little girls and still appreciate and love who they are growing into. The time where they want to hold my hand or sit next to me on the couch. The time where they want me to help them with their hair or pick out their clothes. The time where we can all giggle. The time where I can just breathe them in and think, "Wow! Chris and I made these two girls. A blend of the two of us. Our connection forever."

What are some of the things you miss from when your kids were little? If they are still little, what are some of the things you are looking forward to as they grow?

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At October 10, 2011 at 11:18 PM , Blogger Robbie K said...

I miss them placing there chubby little hands on my cheeks and pulling me in for a kiss, or turning my head to show me something.

 
At October 11, 2011 at 2:49 PM , Anonymous OneMommy said...

Such a beautiful post. They grow up so quickly. Mine just turned 4 and I could kick myself for the times I didn't just enjoy the moment.
Your post is a good reminder of that.

 
At October 17, 2011 at 1:57 PM , Blogger littleMiss said...

I am a complete novice here, my son has just turned 2 and I haven't been around children for long stents in what feels like forever. So, in the here and now I am enjoying singing, laughing, dancing and the best moment of each day is a hug and kiss before bedtime:)

 

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