i remember when Cai was a tiny newborn baby. She had these enormous blue eyes that almost made her look other-worldly with her miniature pale face & dainty features.
When she was only a couple of months old, we were invited to dinner at someone's house & among the guests was another family with a baby daughter too. Their little girl was 8 months older than Cai, & the mom looked at my teeny elfin princess & said, "Isn't it unbelievable that these two will be in kindergarten together??!!" i must've looked at her like she had 3 heads. The thought of my little girl growing into a toddler, preschooler or kindergartener had honestly *never* occurred to me. (i know, i must be a fairly short sighted person...) i couldn't fathom the light years that we were away from formal education. i felt like her babyhood would last forever.
As i remembered that conversation this morning, the realization hit me that 5 years from now, the same amount of time between her babyhood and kindergarten - i would be watching my girl graduate. Suddenly it didn't feel like an eternity. It felt like a blink, a moment, just a tiny measure of time left to me.
God give me what i need to make each and every moment count.