February 10, 2011

Change

Where oh where has my little babe gone? 
I took these pictures of Rowan when she was just two weeks old. I can't even believe how much she's changed in only a few months. She looks like a completely different baby, even to me. 

Motherhood is an intense experience. Your day to day life is so fragile. You crumble with love. Crumble with sadness. Crumble with fear. Crumble with joy. 
Every emotion you feel is so strong it brings you to your knees. It's you against time, which is the one thing you can't stop or change. So, I mourn the loss of the baby that Rowan was yesterday, but only to love seeing her grow into someone else tomorrow. It all flies by so fast that I feel like tomorrow I'll wake up and be 60 years old with grandbabies that just remind me of these pictures and leave me wondering again, where oh where has my little babe gone? Where has the time gone?
And this is why nothing makes you live in the moment more than a child. For that, I'm grateful for her and to her every day. 

9 comments:

  1. I know exactly what you mean! Every time I look at old pictures from when Alyson was first born I think to myself, wow! lol They grow so fast!

    The Sweetest Life

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  2. "Crumbling" is the perfect word to describe it!
    My oh my how they change...

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  3. Perfect post! I so feel you on this!! I feel like time is slipping away too :( tonight I watched Nolan dipping his french fries in his plum sauce BY HIMSELF and he looked like a boy, not a toddler, not a baby :( sniff sniff

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  4. So beautiful. I love the way you describe everything about motherhood. This post is so perfect

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  5. This post made me pull up baby pictures of my first born..who is now FIVE. It's such a bittersweet emotion seeing them grow.

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  6. thanks girls... the time really does fly!!

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  7. I love these. I agree that times flies. My son is about to be 6 months old. :/

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