The Days are Long; The Years are Short – Is Parenthood Going too Fast?

A few months ago I heard my wife, Sarah, make the following comment:

“The days are long and the years are short”

We have 3 children who are 6 years old, 4 years old and 2 years old.  We also have our 4th baby due in a couple months.  So we are busy.  But isn’t every parent busy in one way or another?

Last night Sarah shared this video with me by Katrina Kenison called “The Gift of an Ordinary Day”.  Its a 7 minute video but it is moving.  As I watched it I was moved with emotion of just how fast my 6 years of being parent have been so far but I also kept thinking about my Mom and Dad and how time has flown by for them.  So I reflected on when it gets to 8pm at night I am ready for my kids to be bathed and ready for bed whereas by 8pm my parents would drop anything for a call from their children.

Am I going at this too fast?  How can I slow down?  The moment we had our first child every parent has told me “it goes fast, enjoy it”.  Well, I’m only 6 years into this and golly it goes fast.

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