What can we reason but from what we know? -Alexander Pope

Son up to Son down

I used to hate when people would say to me like “You’re going to miss this,” “don’t blink,” or “the days are long but the years are short.” I remember a friend saying something along those lines when our middle child was a newborn. I was extremely sleep-deprived, covered in spit up, hadn’t showered in a few days and felt like I was losing my sanity by the hour. Why would anyone miss this?

But now, we are at the stage of parenting where the days feel like years and the years feel like seconds. There are times when I pray for it to go faster, to just get to bedtime because I’m exhausted. On the...


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