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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Time Goes By So Quickly

My baby, Katherine, is now 16! Tonight she is going to the prom!

In 1989 I divorced my first husband, and my oldest daughter (Lindsey) and I made the big move from Denver (where Lindsey was born) back to Ohio, since my Mom and Dad were there and could help out. Lindsey was 6 then. We've always been very close, I think because we went through a lot together.

In 1991, I remarried, and had two more children, Mark & Katherine. When I divorced my first husband, I knew that I wanted more children. Mark & Katherine were only 14 months apart, so needless to say...there were a lot of hectic times! Plus...I was a little older than I was when I had Lindsey (I was 26).

I was fortunate to be able to stay home with all 3 of my children, although I did continue to do some work (mostly at home). I truly love being a Mom and believe that is the most important job in the world!

Why am I saying all of this? Well...I was thinking about how time goes by so quickly! When my kids were little, and was practically pulling out my hair, at times...and someone would say that, it would drive me nuts! I'd think, yeah, right...it didn't seem to be moving to quickly at the time! But they were right! Here I was taking pictures of my baby...my youngest...going off to the prom! It was the same feeling I had when I dropped off my son, Mark, at preschool! I had a big lump in my throat and just couldn't help but cry.

I'm so proud of all three of my children! They're wonderful, thoughtful, and caring people! They've grown up right before my eyes!! Enjoy your children...you have the most important job in the world! I know there are a lot of trying times...lack of sleep, whining (whether it's you or your little ones!!), lack of time to yourself, but before you know it, they've grown up and you'll wonder where the time has gone.



Ladybead Beach Jewelry said...

Yeah, I know how you feel, my daughter will be 16 in June. We have always been close. I am very close with both my kids. Being a mother is a very, very important job I fully agree. I put up with a lot of slack from people who disagreed and thought everymom should work outside the house. If I would have done that I would never have started my business ladybead on the web. Your'e daughter is very beautiful. I know you are enjoying every minute. Rose

Denise aka DeeJayPhotography said...


You hit the nail on the head too! It seems like time passes in a flash! Reading that, I thought of having my 3 within 3 1/2 years, and now, 3 teens at once. Scary, Happy, Hectic,Trying...

Denise (DeeJayPhotography)

backhomeagain said...

I have a 5 and 10 year old so I'm not quite feeling it Jen! Just kidding, it is going by so quickly. I had my children late in life so I think I feel the time flying by quicker than a young mom might. Thanks for sharing...

thea said...

Aaaw, this was such a nice post. Got me in the throat.



kismet1990 said...

Thanks for the blog comment! Sorry I didn't see it sooner - my moderation settings are all wrong.

Katherine looks gorgeous!!!! And I love her pink dress. :0)