Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Garrett

Five years ago my life changed.  Two new people were  born, Garrett and me.  These have been the best years (also, undoubtedly the hardest) of my life.  He is an incredible little boy, and we are blessed in every way by him.

 The years are wizzing past, faster each one.  And, he's not a baby anymore.  I know he hasn't been for quite some time, but 5 is different.  He's becoming his own little person.  This is the year he'll start kindergarten.

I have a 5-year-old.  And I am weepy.  Very weepy.  I cannot believe Garrett is 5 and instead of feeling the joyful nostalgia that I've experienced at his other birthdays, I am downright panicked.  Make it stop.  Put on the breaks.  Slow it down. Please.  I want to freeze time.  Hold that still teensy-bit chubby hand in mine and rock him to sleep.

Birthdays are, however,  a great reminder that you cannot stop the clock....but you can enjoy each minute.


Alexandra said...

Is it just me or does it seem like all of your kids have had birthdays in the last month? (Ok, I know this isn't true at all, but man does time fly in blog world... well, and the real world it seems.)

Happy Birthday to Garrett!!!

Maggie said...

Sorry but Garrett and the rest of that group are not allowed to turn 5 and leave preschool.

J. K. Jones said...

Happy Birthday a bit late!