When I get a little flustered or get a little overwhelmed…. I just have to look back a few months to realize how quickly this time goes by. They grow SO fast in these beginning years. They seem helpless one month and then a few months later they are clamoring for their independence. You are growing weary from carrying their carseat on your arm one day and then it’s not long before they are racing each other to the front door. This is what the past 3 years have been like. I’m not sure if it was my introduction into motherhood that made me cherish every moment and try to fully love where I am at in whatever stage I’m in at the time…. or if it’s just SOOO many mothers I’ve met over the years keep telling me the same thing…. “the days are slow and can feel really long but the years go by really fast” I believe them.
So… right now, A day can feel like a week here in the Chappell home. I’ve had days in the past 2 weeks where I changed 17 diapers in one day…. made 8 bottles… fixed 10 sippy cups… did 9 outfit changes….and 100,000 corrections of curious and creative eyes,hands and feet. I’ve never crawled into bed at 8:30 on a regular basis…. but last week, that was my norm.
But can I just say… I’m LOVING every bit of it.
Because… time flies, and soon today will just be a memory in a photo.