Wednesday, December 24, 2008

it's scary how quickly time flies.

this morning an old classmate of mine had a baby. she's not the first of my friends to become a mother, but I've known her the longest. aside from being in her class since second grade, I've lived across the street from her since i moved into the neighborhood when i was four. we played together on Shabbos afternoons, carpooled to parties, rode the bus with each other, sat on her front porch swatting at mosquitoes in the summer evenings. and now she's a parent. responsible for a child. i don't remember growing up, but i turn around and I've closed the chapter of elementary school. high school is over too. I'm not even a teenager anymore. we're all moving swiftly forward on the path of Life. kinda makes me want to make the most of every moment (which means i should probably not have allowed myself the guilty of pleasure of staying in bed till who-knows-when this morning) and make every moment count. I've said this before, but life's just way too short to care about the small stuff. it's the important things that should matter; health, happiness, friends, family...

surround yourself by the people you love, and don't waste time in petty arguments. don't get stuck in situations that won't make a difference a week from now, or even two days from now.

8 comments:

G6 said...

AMEN to that!
Instead of pettiness, make moments to REMEMBER.

EsPes said...

actually by u staying in bed this morning IS making the most of now--- when u have kids, u cant sleep late anymore!!!

nmf #7 said...

Loved that comment- to enjoy every moment. Thanks.

NotaGeek! said...

Great post...
Everybody can use a friendly reminder like this every once in a while...
To get up on time... :-)
Enjoy and appreciate every moment of your life, and not fight over nonsense..

And every day is a new change for change.... So tomorrow morning I will......

tembow said...

good post!
my oldest friend - and by that i mean she's been my friend the longest- is having her second baby I"YH next month! i'm really excited for her but i can't really believe that she's having her SECOND BABY!!!!!! ahhhh

Mikeinmidwood said...

Not A Geek

I will start to change on January the 1st. Thats when Obama will help me do this.

Anonymous said...

actually that would be jan 20

The Babysitter said...

that was a great post.
I know what you mean about the friends who you grew up with now being at different stages.

It's funny my aunt has 20 year olds, teenagers and a baby, and an old mother, so she fits in at all stages.