Monday, January 11, 2010
...when you're having fun.
Well, using that cliche as a measurement, then I would say that being a parent sure is a lot of fun, because time has flown since Tim and I became parents on Sunday, January 5, 1992. Tyler Jonathan Stitt was born to us that night at 9:02 pm, weighing 7#, 14 oz. and measuring 21 inches long. Today he is tall and thin, dark and handsome and is 6' 1" tall.
Tyler turned 18 years old this past week. And Emily will turn 16 next month. Childhood, where did you go? and what was your hurry?
When my Tyler and Emily were babies people would tell me how fast time would go by, and I truly believed them, but never could I have imagined just how fast the time would go. Honestly, it seems like it has gone by ten times faster than I ever thought that it would.
And to think....since I have chosen to homeschool my kids, I've actually been with them pretty much 24/7 these years. How could time still feel as though it went by too fast? Truly it's a mystery. I just love my two teens so very much!
I've had an amazing time with Tyler and with Emily. I remember thinking many times as did activities together at home or away on an adventure such as the zoo, or hanging out at the mall, or whatever else, "It doesn't get any better than this!" I'm so privileged to have been able to stay home with my two children and raise them in this way. We've done so much together; had so many good times, and I have many treasured memories.
I look forward to making many more treasured memories. Here's to many more good times as I am a parent of young adults!!
Posted by Paula S at 9:25 AM