Slow Down



I look at you, your whole life stands before you;
I look at me and I'm running out of time
Time has brought us here to share these moments
To look for something we may never find......

You're a part of me, I'm a part of you
Wherever we may travel, whatever we go through
Whatever time may take away
It cannot change the way we feel today
So hold me close and say you feel it too,
You're part of me and I'm a part of you......


This song by Glenn Frey was on the radio non-stop the fall of '91. I was pregnant with my first baby, Ryan, and VERY emotional, and this song just struck a chord with me. It amazed me so much that I had a new person growing within me, and as anxious as I was for that person to be born, I wasn't ready to give him up, wasn't ready for the closeness of having him right there to end, being right there for me to talk to, and sing to, and make promises to.


This is my first-born today. Ryan's nearly grown, and as exciting as that is, some days I just want him to be a little boy again. He and I have been through so much together - he was there when I learned to be a mother, and I've been there as he's learned to be a man. His dad and I went to a school meeting yesterday to sign him up for some concurrent college courses that he can complete his junior and senior year in high school. It's absolutely unbelievable that we're preparing him for college. Time is flying by now, it seems like he's leaping ahead, and I just want to call out to him - "slow down....."

11 comments:

cari said...

Sigh...my oldest turned 12 two weeks ago and it broke my heart!!! Where does the time go???
Great shots!
Cari

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Anonymous said...

Sweet Pics! They do grow up so fast!

Mom2Drew said...

My DH is going through this right now with our DS#1 and he's only 2:)

It's true though, they do grow quickly and I sometimes dread the day when they will be old enough to do everything on their own.

Sweet shots, very kind looking young man you've got-I'm sure you're proud.

Mandy said...

I love your journaling here. Its so beautiful. I can't get over just how fast they grow.

Becky said...

Oh, this REALLY struck a chord with me today. My oldest is just a year or so younger than yours. Great post!

Bobbi said...

It really does go so fast :( He looks like a wonderful young man.

Jess said...

Awww.... *sniff*. I am totally feeling this way right now too! Time drags by but yet it flies. It is so weird. You certainly have raised a handsome, kind, smart young man there. With someone like you on his side, he can't lose! :)

Margaret said...

Oh, wow! I'm a little teary after reading your post. I'm with ya on your sentiments today. They grow up toooooooo fast!

Kristie's Photography Blog said...

they so grow up so fast and it is sad and exciting all at the same time. Great journaling. I enjoyed reading it

Bence said...

I recognize the background in the first picture! Your entry was really beautiful, Lori. And I am so glad you signed Ryan up for concurrent classes. Take care,

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