Time Flies

October 20, 2015

Have you ever heard that expression about motherhood,”The days are long, but the years fly by”?

Those words could not be truer.

Today is my first son’s 13th birthday. I can’t believe it. He is growing into a wonderful young man. All of my kids are such a tremendous blessing to me. I can’t believe how much they have each grown and I am so grateful for each day that we have together.

When my first 4 kids were all 5 years old and under, older moms would often say to me, “Enjoy these days…it flies by so fast.” Back then, my life was so hectic and exhausting. I was very insecure and there were many days that motherhood brought me to tears and I was not a happy mother. I would literally cry sometimes, “Why doesn’t time fly by faster? It doesn’t feel fast at all!” I felt like each day I was barely surviving.

But then suddenly, my first 4 children were all over the age of 5 and my life changed! They were independent, could help around the house, stopped throwing temper tantrums, etc.

Now my son is a teenager, and I finally realize how true and real those words were of those older, wiser moms. I regret that I was not more thankful in those early years. I regret that many days my kids had to live with an impatient, grumpy mom. I am thankful that God has taught me to be more thankful, more patient, more loving. Today, I can honestly say that I love being a mom.

Happy Birthday to my first born! Thank you for being patient with me as I learned to be a mom!


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