I talk about the fast forward button in life more than I am proud to admit.
To a still-screen shot when my daughter is school aged, emotionally well-adjusted, the house is orderly, and dinner is planned for the week.
But it’s times like these that slow me down.
When this charming, tiny, green-eyed girl that I gave to this world asks me to literally stop and smell the flowers.
I never stopped before her. I never took it all in… until now.
I remind myself that soon, I’ll be a full-time working mom and she’ll be going to kindergarten.
She’ll come home with homework, the house will be orderly, the meal plans will be executed with care and I will be aching for those days we could walk, laugh, and smell the flowers together.
So I pay my respect to the pause button and take in every moment of her being little, just a little longer.