Monday, August 25, 2014
Where Did The Time Go? Almost There
Wow! What a day it was today and it is not over. It is 9:00ish at night and here I am reflecting on my day. My daughter marched off to her last year in High School. Now she is officially a senior. She drove off without a hitch. I guess I didn't take in that moment. I didn't slow her down and ask to take a pic and post it on Face Book. This was the first August in 17 years that I didn't cart her off to the babysitters or to school. I guess I didn't get all emotional and think about it too much until tonight. I thought back and reflected on the years gone by, as I drove my daughter and I through Chickfila. I asked her, "Where has the time gone? It seems like yesterday we were coming home from the YMCA volleyball practices." I have the plaques on my wall. They are too numerous to count, the plaques for volleyball and basketball. Elizabeth placed them on my wall. She neatly displayed one side of the wall with volleyball and reserved the other wall for basketball. Sometimes I stop and look at those photos on the plaques and wonder, "Where has the time gone?" To the right of the plaques are the lined marks in different colors that measured her height through the years. Red, black, green, blue and purple lines decorate the entrance to my bathroom. Then I look at the hallway and there it is, the round circle made with black crayon. Elizabeth's wall art of a three year old just stares me in the face. I ask, "How does time go by so stinkin' fast?" It just isn't fair for any parent. It wasn't fair for my mom and it is certainly not kind to me. Yes, I know I must let her fly and I do, but not so stinkin' soon! Where did the time go?