Three Simple Words
Not long ago a fad swept the nation. Someone started it on You Tube, I believe. It was a simple idea: people holding up signs consisting of 3 words that summarized their life or that moment in their life. Some were joyful, some were sad, others expressed confusion or anger.
I was thinking of those 3-word-concepts today, and mine hit me. Time Slipping By. Maybe it's my boys' ages, but this is a busy time for us. Our merry-go-round is going too fast, and life is spinning by in a fuzzy blur. It seems we no sooner dust off the baseball equipment, then school is starting. I finish a book and look up. It's New Years Day. Where did Christmas go?
A birthday arrives and it doesn't seem possible that my boy is 14. Wasn't he a gap-toothed kindergartner just yesterday, running to the fridge and slurping from his juice box. Okay, so he did just do that yesterday, but you know what I mean.
Sometimes I want to drag my feet in the dirt, stop the merry-go-round, and order everyone off. "We're staying here for a while, daggonit! Long enough to make a few memories and take some good pictures so I don't forget what you looked like."
But the ride spins on and the best I can do is slow it down every now and then and catch my breath before it goes again. Such is life. There's 3 words for you. What are your 3 words?
PS. I took this photo Saturday before my youngest son's game. He's in the middle, #72