Motherhood, Art, Creative Play, and Finding Joy in Everyday Life

How Fast Time Flies




The top photograph is from last summer, and the bottom is from this Memorial Day at my parent’s house. Seeing them together like this makes me realize just how much my child has changed. Those chubby little baby legs up there, only walking for a couple of months, still so unsteady and wobbly. Now his legs are longer and leaner, his movements more purposeful. He is in command of the lawnmower and happily using his imagination. He was so uncertain last year, now he is a bit more headstrong. He still has dimpled elbows and round cheeks. He still takes his play very seriously.

It gives me one of those bittersweet emotional twinges. It is a mixture of pride over how much he has grown, and sadness for how fast time flies. I see this photo comparison and I both smile and feel a mist in my eyes. This is a love unlike any other I have ever felt, and if you also have a child in your life, who you love dearly, I am sure you have felt the same way.


Author: thismummaslife

I am a Mumma, Wife and part-time Assistant Children's Librarian. I want this blog to be a collection of moments from daily life that may inspire or be relatable. Please feel free to leave me comments, thoughts, feedback or stories from your own life.

9 thoughts on “How Fast Time Flies

  1. What a sweet little boy! He is growing before our eyes!

    I have the same twinges about my kids growing too…

  2. So sweet.

    That feeling not any less powerful the second time around. It’s more familiar, but no less poignant.

  3. What a difference, yet he is the same determined and active little soul. Time does fly and we can only try and cherish every day and every moment. We watch them grow and learn,
    their personalities develop and we try and create an environment that will allow them to
    flourish. Simon is flourishing because he is loved and nurtured by his peeps and he thrives in a stable environment. Each chapter brings new discovery and moments of awe with new adventures. I had the privilege of watching that same process with you and Ian. I am still watching that process with my kids today. We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful little one in our midst who can keep our eyes wide open!

  4. i love that you have these two photos.

  5. I definitely understand that bittersweet feeling. Makes it all the more important to live in the moment and cherish it.

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