When Did This Happen?
Lately, I feel like time is flying and things are progressing so fast.
I lost 10lbs after a bad bout of food poisoning? Sweet! And then I gained it all back and then some? When did this happen?
It’s March 2? When did this happen?
D2 is already 8 months old and her top teeth are coming in? She’s now trying to crawl with her belly off the floor? When did this happen?
Our 6 year anniversary is fast approaching and I better start making preparations for celebrating? When did this happen?
And lately, D1’s been more “human.” I mean of course she’s always been a human, but I can hold a conversation with her and I find myself saying, “How did she/where did she learn that?!” When did this happen?
Just three years ago, she was little more than a little blob that had to eat every three to four hours and couldn’t support her own neck, and whose prime objective and reason for existing in life was to get fat. SIGH. If only that were my prime objective in life.
And now? We have conversations. When we read books, she knows all the characters, animals, and text by heart. When I tell her, “Thank you,” she says, “You’re welcome.” She poops and pees in the toilet, and afterward sings the “Wash your hands” song I’ve been singing to her since she was a baby: Wash your hands, wash your hands, come on! It’s a lot more fun that it reads, you have to trust me.
She says I love you without prompting. When I had food poisoning, she came and laid hands on my stomach and prayed for me. When I was in bed the other night with a bad migraine, she laid hands on my head and asked God to make me feel better. She plays by herself, eats by herself, reads by herself, changes her Disney Read Along tapes by herself, and generally wants to do most things by herself. I almost feel like Independent Women by Destiny’s Child is the soundtrack of her life right now.
When did all this happen?
Time is flying so fast. Consequently, it’s so easy to be overly fixated on the future, especially as we look forward to a missions trip to Thailand this summer and potentially moving this year. But I was reminded this morning to slow down and enjoy the moment.
What about you? When did your baby/kid become a “human”? Can you believe it’s March already?!?!