Wednesday, March 26, 2008
That was then, this is now.
Back when our oldest son Cameron was just a little baby Craig's dad offered us some advice. One day, while holding Cam, he said, "He is so cute.... before you know it he will be all grown up. Appreciate him while he is little, the years go by so fast." I remember thinking, "Ya, whatever. I am up all night with feedings and diaper changes. At the moment I am running on baby powdered scented fumes. The years can go as fast as they want." I am here to say that the years have absolutely flown by. It seems like yesterday that those prophetic words were spoken to me. Nearly 22 years have gone by and 3 more babies have been born and they too, are practically grown up. Cameron is married and our family has increased with his little wife, Crystal. Mark and Makenzie are now expressing the desire to spread their wings. Ragan is talking about things like dating and driving and even college. The days of running on baby powdered scented fumes are only a faint memory. The days (and nights) may be long but the years are short. I miss my babies but I adore the wonderful people that my children have become. Of course I say this without a single trace of objectivity, but my children are beautiful, kind, caring, and loving. (Not to mention a multitude of other superlatives.) baby pics--L to R; Ragan, Cameron, Makenzie, Mark. large pic--L to R; (back)Makenzie, Crystal, Cameron (front)Ragan, Mark