Monday, September 6, 2010

You Inspire Me - Time

There is no better reminder of time than looking at old pictures. It makes me realize how quickly my kids are changing. Consequently, if they are getting older, I guess that means I'm gracefully pushing that aging threshold as well!

I found this picture of my two boys when Jackson was just a day old and Keelan, at age 10 still had his baby face.  I can use every cliche to describe my feelings about this, but it really did just seem like yesterday.  (Although the mauve hospital digs really are timeless!)

I took this today at Keelan's high school football game.  He's a senior and an active member of his band and Jackson is a first grader and a VERY proud little brother.

What a reminder to inspire me that life really is so short!  As I get older, I realize that I have two choices:
  1. to accept that life is precious.
  2. to accept that life is precious.

I don't know what the future holds for me but I do know the future is coming and I can either choose to embrace it and live my life the way I'm intended to live or succumb to a future of what ifs and should haves.

I'll admit, I'm not quite ready to accept that I have a son that will be going off to college next year.  The time is coming whether I'm ready or not.  Seeing my kids get older may be difficult to swallow, but it makes it easier for me to make decisions that affect my own personal life and health. 

There really is no more time for procrastination and never any time for excuses in my opinion.  This is the year I will qualify for the Boston Marathon.  This is the year I start making a difference not only in my personal fitness journey, but it's time I start making a difference for others as well.

So thank you time for inspiring me today.  I know you're going to keep going at your constant pace and I guess I better pick up my step to keep up with you.


DB said...

Great pics! And, we're all getting old, some more gracefully than others...

Booyah's Momma said...

Love that picture of your boys together in the hospital... so sweet! It is totally cliche, but I know before I realize it, my kids will be going off to college. I'm excited, yet sad to think of how fast it will go!

getbusyliving said...

I have to say I struggle with #2 waaaay more than #1! Ha. Well said. As you know both of my girls are in school now. Wow how time flies!

Liz said...

I was in band in high school, too! but i played the trumpet.

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