(these three pictures are of my bouncing (literally) baby boy when he was just days/weeks old. he is now 18mos and ever-so grown up!)
as i began editing pictures from Pirate's 18mo photo shoot, i began to realize, yet again how time is truly fleeting.
i didn't realize it growing up - when summers seemed to last FOREVER and the new school year couldn't come faster. i didn't even realize it when i got married - as hubby and i spent our days hanging out, learning each other, and playing with (what we know now as) our free time. but shoot dang! it sure does smack you in the face when you have babies! watching a person go from being completely helpless to completely mobile and communicative in 12 months is ridiculous!
i can't explain it any better than:
man is like a breath; his days are like a fleeting shadow. ps144.4
as for man, his days are like grass, he flourishes like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. ps103.15-16
a shadow. a flower tossed in the wind. it is precious. almost unfathomable.
it really helps put our mortality into perspective. we're here today and gone tomorrow. it also motivates me to soak in every second - to resist the urge to blink.
this is my little bear. my first born. my kissable, squeezable, could-eat-you-for-supper (so delicious) Pirate. :)