this clock never seemed so alive

How did it happen that our little squinty, cross-eyed barely-stays-awake-for-20-minutes newborn turned into this BABY? This baby who wants to sit up, roll over, stand with Daddy and knaw on everything in sight? I’ve seen almost every waking moment of your life so I know I saw it happen – I just can’t put my finger on when. And you’re only four months (and not even quite that!). How will I feel when you’re a year, ten, or – heaven help us – twenty five!?

When you were born Daddy and I loved listening to “You and Me” by Lifehouse…it seemed to describe exactly how we felt on the days that followed your birth. And it still does, beautifully.

“What day is it? And in what month? This clock never seemed so alive. I can’t keep up and I can’t back down, I’ve been losing so much time.”

As we look back on the days that have already passed and look forward to the milestones and moments that have yet to come we keep reminding ourselves to “love the time” – every single moment with you is precious. And every single moment has you growing up before our eyes.
J.J. KillinsFebruary 20, 2006 - 10:18 pm

OMG Erin those words are exactly what I think EVERYDAY. Time does NOT slow down, and I can’t figure out how to make it. I am still saying the same things at almost 10 months, so I can’t imagine what we think at 10 years. I am having a hard time coming to grips with the ONE YEAR milestone. You have the right idea. Love every moment. Take pictures, write it down, do whatever you can to make it last. Miss you friend!

AnonymousMarch 8, 2006 - 6:09 am


Yes, the time does go by so very fast. You are so fortunate to be able to stay home with your little Sarah and share the special things she will do each and every day with her Daddy.

Enjoy all!
Joyce & Bill

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