the good old days

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I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them. – Andy Bernard

Oh, how I enjoy The Office.  Hilarious and profound at the same time.  Absolutely brilliant.  This quote stuck out to me as I watched the series finale (which was bittersweet and touching- not weird like some other finales- Seinfeld comes to mind).  I haven’t been able to get this quote out of my mind-or the fact that Steve Carrell came back for the last episode.  I love me some Michael Scott!

These ARE the good old days.

Some days stop me right in my tracks.  Time isn’t going to stop for me.  My kids ARE growing up, I AM getting older, those really are age spots on my face.  We are in a sweet spot of time.  The kids can run around the neighborhood with their neighbor buddies without a parent holding their hand to cross the street.  We can plan a day out without planning for strollers, bottles, or naps.  At times I do miss the sweetness of the very little years.  Mostly,  I’m thankful for where we’re at now.

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This, right now, is the sweet spot.

Wherever you are at, cherish these days.  Even during the difficult, the messy, and just plain hard days.  This moment in time with these kids at these ages will NEVER happen again.

Lord, help me keep my eyes wide open so I don’t miss a thing.

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6 Replies to “the good old days”

  1. Smack dab in the middle of the good old days. Right along with you.

    I hope you don’t mind if I splash around a bit to get to know you. This looks like a refreshing place to dip into some serious goodness.

    Also wanted to extend an invite … to share this post (or another fave) to encourage even more moms. We could use it.

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  2. So… I feel like I am still in the fog of these tiny baby years (9 month old and 2 and a half year old), but I can see just enough that I fear I am not appreciating these days for what they are… finding grace for the times that you don’t remember they are the good old days is though!

    1. I remember those young years well. I remember how tiring they were. You’re doing a great job! Yes- give yourself a lot of grace and love those kiddos 🙂

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