Turn Around.....

I sat and watched our bucks eat their supper yesterday
remarking how quickly they have grown.
Newborn Fred
Newborn Skip
Newborn Smoochie
I can remember each of their births....as if it were last week.
And now, look at them....grown up and fathers, themselves.

Surely, you must remember this song....

Where are you going, my little one, little one,

Where are you going, my baby, my own?
Turn around and you're two, 
Turn around and you're four,
Turn around and you're a young girl going out of my door.
Turn around, turn around, 
Turn around and you're a young girl going out of my door.

Looking back on baby pictures...even of the goats,
I admit, makes me a wee bit nostalgic.

Today....I woke up thinking...
Wasn't it just yesterday that I was a child?
Wasn't it just yesterday that I was in college?
Wasn't it just yesterday that I was a young mother?
Wasn't it just yesterday that my precious little ones were children?
And wasn't it yesterday that they were in college?

Yesterday....I am sure that it was.

But today I find that my children are grown,
I am a grandmother,
my grandson is standing...ready to walk.
Will his childhood pass as quickly as his mother's?
Will he be in college tomorrow?
Will he have his own family tomorrow?

Tomorrow....I will wake up an old woman.
(Well, maybe not tomorrow, literally...but figuratively!)

Life passes so quickly, for sure!
The important thing is making each moment count....
enjoying each moment for what it brings.
And, if you have a dream...making that dream reality today...
Tomorrow comes so quickly!


JudiB said…
Oh Bev..you put it so well. Our Granddaughter turns 14 today and I have no idea how we got to this day. It seems her mother was that age yesterday and well I am sure I was as well. Maybe that is why I can embarrass them so easily with some of my antics..lol..lol. Each day I am so thankful for the time I get to spend with my hobbys, family and friends.
Oh my Tyler is going to be keeping you all busy now. Just love that age. I am sure your enjoying every minute.
Anke said…
You are right, time just seems to fly by and I wonder sometimes where the years have gone. Seize the day and enjoy life!
They are so cute. Yes I remember the song. Great post. B
What a great post!.. the sentiment is so true -
It almost seems I blinked a little slower once and when I opened my eyes my kids were gone and I was looking at young adults. Time really does fly by doesn't it. Wonderful post!
This N That said…
nice message...you'll never be an old woman !!!!
Ginny said…
Beautiful post. How true, how true.
Very well put...my mind still thinks like it was young but my body resist regularly..and Daily wasn't it just yeterday..
I'm with you life passes by very quickly and if you have drams follow them because you don't get but one chance to make your time here the best it can be!!

Teresa said…
Time truly does seem to fly.
Verde Farm said…
Bev, what a great post. I got teary reading it because it is so true and it touches my heart. Your grandson will grow up so quickly, just as you say. Seems like yesterday my 11 year old nephew was born the week of Christmas. He will be driving before I know it. It sure is important that we take in all the wonderful, little things along life’s fabulous journey :)
Dreaming said…
Your post gave me goosebumps! I love that song and loved the pictures of the kids. I enjoyed the comments. I wonder, do we perceive time passing differently as we get older? It does seem that each year goes by faster!