Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Here, Now

I know each stage of Bob's childhood goes by quickly. I find myself in danger of being prematurely nostalgic for things that are still happening right now. Forgetting to sit in the moment, my mind will wander to somewhere in the future, missing these right now times already. When he was a baby the days were short, the sleeplessness night were long, all of it a blur. Now it all whizzes by. All of it.

There will come a melancholy rainy day when Bob will no longer wait for the first break in the clouds to put on his rain boots and go "Worm Rescuing." Today was not that day. Today we relocated seven "drowning" worms to the safety of the lawn. Lucky them. Lucky me.

16 comments:

  1. I wanna hug you!

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  2. I love that you share some of those moments with us.

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  3. What a cool picture! Loved the story...thanks for sharing!

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  4. I know the feeling you're talking about. Exactly.

    It's all going by way too fast...

    XO

    A.

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  5. Oh! Those are the words I've been searching for!!

    "prematurely nostalgic."

    I know just what you mean. I have to sometimes yell at my mind to let me enjoy the moment, but I'm grabbing on to it so tight.

    Beautifully put. Thank you!

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  6. Oh. I know. I sooooo know. Le sigh. Sometimes it doesn't feel as though we can get to bedtime fast enough, and just like that, WHOOSH! Another year goes by.

    Great post, lady. Love you.

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  7. That makes me sad and happy at the same time. The cool thing is, you will have this blog to help you remember every bit. And...Bob will be able to see how much you and Jeff love him. Oh yeah, and all of us too. Does Bob know he has a fan club?

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  8. lucky lawn.
    And I can totally relate. :)

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  9. I too can relate to all of this. Sometimes it's such a challenge to stay in the moment.

    And the worms...just the other day we had a funeral for one. Hope Bob's worms have a longer life!

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  10. Here's to the worm savior!

    And to the moments, they are so fleeting. Sometimes I forget to pay attention. Thanks.

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  11. It is possible that Bob will still rescue worms as an adult. I do, although I try to limit myself to one or two, so as not to be late to work.

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  12. Bless you for realizing that before Bob is 18 and out of the house.

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  13. Now if Phoebe did that, I would be inside squirming telling her to hurry up and no I have no desire to look

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