... although if I called him "old" he'd probably be angry with me.
(He turns 50 in a week and half... shhh...I personally think he's in his prime. Meanwhile, he's trying to ignore this milestone...)
He comes to town often for business and I used to work with his lovely wife, who I ADORE, and we chatted on FB the other night and decided dinner was a fabulous idea.
Me, the kids, Tim and our friend. Dinner (and dessert...shhh...)
His presence in my life tonight reminded me how long it's been since we had seen them.
And how the passage of time sometimes just isn't fair.
But who said life was 'fair', right?
And then as I was perusing "old" pictures - you know, from some months ago, I sat marveling at how quickly my children are growing.
I can't stop time. I know that.
But I couldn't help but feel somewhat heavy in my heart, knowing that tomorrow just adds another day to their life, another lost tooth, another inch higher, another pair of shoes needed.
There are days that I wish for them to be more independent or older or less 'needy'.
But for some reason our friend and the picture perusal and my mind all told me to stop wishing such things.
I've decided NOW is time to live in the moment and remember that these days will soon be but a memory.
Live for the NOW, Elaine.