Cherish The Moment
Every now and again I get a sinking feeling that life as it is right now will end and never be quite the same again. Now I know that this sounds incredibly pessimistic but let me explain.
When the twins were born life suddenly became a whole lot harder, don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t have had it any other way (well possibly the addition of a cleaner or a nanny). There were some very fraught times, weekends were chaos and school holidays seemed very long.
We were constantly reassuring ourselves that life would get easier, and sometimes it was really tough in fact at one stage I was convinced I had narcolepsy as I would fall asleep in public places or in the middle of a conversation. Although this only makes me appreciate how much easier life is now and how I would stop the clock if I could.
I worry that our eleven year old daughter Rosie, who still wants to be with us and has no desire to go anywhere by herself, will suddenly become excruciatingly embarrassed to be seen out with us, and would rather chop off a leg than spend a Saturday evening in our company. Or that our nine year old Jack, won’t want to hold my hand on the way from school anymore and have his most favourite time just spending the day at home building Lego in his pyjamas. Then there are our twins, still innocent and vulnerable wanting kissses on the lips in front of all their friends and still feeling like they can leave house dressed as a Power Ranger or a Princess.
I know that I have mentioned before how I feel the need to be in control so how will I go on with teenagers, not knowing every move and exact location. I really wonder if microchips are out of the question and I don’t mean the sort in a cardboard box, oh and the odd urine sample would be good. OK, maybe a bit extreme but come on it’s scary.
My point is I know time moves on and things change, but sometimes we need to take stock of the here and now. Some of our most special memories are those doing simple things. We take a holiday every year to Northumberland and stay in a cottage on the beach. Our days are spent by the sea, flying kites and last year surfing the sand dunes. I wonder how much longer we will get away with such simplicity, and a week eating fish and chips, ice cream and fishing off the harbour wall.
So I decided, not to get so caught up in whats next to just be happy and thankful our children are still wanting to be around us having fun and embracing life.
“Now and then its good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy .” Guillaume Apollinaire
Here are some photos of some of our great times.
Please share some of your quality times or just moments that make you smile, and leave me a comment i’d love to hear from you.