Friday, January 16, 2009

And It Begins

Today I realized that Lyla is really four... a grown up four. We were shopping around Target and I couldn't take my eyes off her once-white-now-gray sneakers, unkempt hair, stained shirt ( I do not begin the battle of clothing choice - she wears what she wants) but the glaring part of her ensemble was the unbelievable high water pants. And it hit me... she is getting big and she is FOUR! How the years are beginning to blur by and I want to be sure to remember all those great moments and all the quiet moments in between. I don't need to tell anyone how horrible I am at pictures and correspondance - I hear it daily from everyone who continues to love me even with this lovely flaw. So here is my attempt to connect with all of you and record and savor these great years. So I may be here again tomorrow... next week... or maybe next month... but hopefully not next year:)


  1. I am, of course, most pleased that you are starting this. You are such a talented writer - I have already laughed and cried with just three entries. A definite "must read!"

  2. How is your busy life these days?? I to, felt as I was reading what you wrote, that you're a very talented writer Teresa! I love and have always loved reflecting on kids, life, the passage of time, the beauty around all of us... I know I always feel better when I go outside... It's been pretty cold here, not as crazy as Alaska, but very sparkly early in the morning when I walk to school. I loved how you made me recall the smell of new babies... a unique smell that I have always loved. Be aware of the passage of time, find joy in all the day to day small things because many times they turn out to be some of the big things... I know that I always had that awareness and I am so glad of that, but things to blur, we think we will remember... but we don't. I wish I could go back to glimpse those bygone days of young kids... treasure these days, as I know you almost always do (even when they are hard and crazy) this is the first blog I have read, I'll drop in from time to time.... tell me some of the books you have been reading... xoxo Lou

  3. @Aunt Lou... thanks so much for your comment! Please keep your words coming... your influence and encouragement often get me through the day. Tell everyone I said Hi... I miss you guys SOOOOOO much.