From zero to five years in the blink of an eye

standard July 31, 2012 3 responses

In an ironic twist of fate, this morning I rolled out of bed at 6:30, got into my car, and drove to the exact same place M and I drove to exactly 5 years ago.

That day I looked like I’d swallowed a watermelon and I was more than ready to welcome my baby into the world.

This morning I was sporting workout clothes and running shoes and definitely didn’t have an overnight bag with me.

The YMCA where I run is located right next to the hospital where both girls were born. The window I stare out of as I cover my morning 2.5 miles doesn’t face the hospital, but it didn’t stop me from reminiscing as I watched the sun come up today.

5 years.

Seriously?

That’s a LONG time. Where did it all go? I look back at photos and I can’t help but wonder how the time has flown by so fast. Then I look up at the child herself and I’m amazed at how articulate, how funny, how real she is.

Little L is my mini-me. We think the same way, like the same foods. I see myself in her in ways that both amuse and terrify me. But I have such passion for this little girl. This little spitfire who I know will give us hell as she becomes a teenager.

She still makes that pout.

So let the teen years come. We’ll face them head on. In the meantime, we’re going to thoroughly enjoy the ones in between.

How can you not love a child who gets that excited to be opening a package containing raspberries?

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  • I love your blog because your stories make me feel! Your girls are adorable and the past 5, heck 9 years have passed in the blink of an eye for me too. I actually hope the next 5 slow down a bit because supposedly these are the golden years pre-teenagerhood!

  • I love your blog because your stories make me feel! Your girls are adorable and the past 5, heck 9 years have passed in the blink of an eye for me too. I actually hope the next 5 slow down a bit because supposedly these are the golden years pre-teenagerhood!

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