Within the past three weeks Lauren has become potty-trained.  I feel like she has grown up so much in that time it blows my mind.  It's hard to remember her as a little baby.  After she was born I remember thinking, "I can't believe she was the little baby that was growing inside of me".  Now I find myself thinking, "I can't believe she was that little baby who I had to feed, change and put to sleep". 

With my mom being sick, it brings forward in my mind how precious time is.  I want time to stand still so my mom won't become more ill and my little girl will always stay "my baby".  Impossible, yes I know.  Such is life.  But if anything, it will make me appreciate every sunrise, every giggle and every mom to mom chat I have with my own mother.

Have a blessed day!

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Feb. 3, 2008 at 6:55 AM

What a precious post, Sue!  It's bittersweet, isn't it, how we want to just freeze time but can't.  Every year, I've been saying to Jared, "OK, promise me you'll stay 3 years old!  No more birthdays!" Then the same thing at 4 yrs old.  Then 5.  Now 6.  And he'll be 7 in May.


Congratulations on getting Lauren potty-trained in only 3 weeks!  That's awesome!  I still have to buy 5T Huggies for Jared at night.  But the weird thing is that part of me wants to keep hanging onto that 'baby' part of him.  And I still buy the Huggies or Johnson's baby wash 'cuz i love the smell and don't want to give it up....

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Feb. 6, 2008 at 8:38 AM

Awww-I know what you mean.  I too wish time could stand still somedays!  I am so happy that Lauren is now potty trained!  We are still working with Emmy.  I pray that you have many..many..happy days with your mom!  And you are so right we all should appreciate each day!


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