"Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary."
~John Keating, Dead Poets Society
I found four silver hairs on my head the other day.
When did this happen???
I kinda dig it.
Life really does feel like it's moving at mach speed these days,
and I am painfully aware that these days with my babies
will slip through my fingers like sand in an hourglass.
There are days when I feel so exhausted.
Days when I feel like I'm just dropping the ball.
But most of the time, I am in awe,
just marveling at these little beings...
these little souls that have been entrusted to me.
(very sobering indeed to ponder the great responsibility of that)
I see their innocence, the wonder in their eyes,
how excited they get over marshmallows...
and snow...and just about everything.
It fills me with a sense of enchantment and a peace
of all that's still good and right and true in this world.
It makes me realign my thoughts and put things into proper perspective,
letting go of things that can easily consume me so that I can make room for
the moments of life that are happening before my eyes.
To make time to appreciate them.
It's such a crazy life right now,
but it's MY life.
And I don't want to miss a thing...