Children: One of those clarifying moments……..

I have four children (3 boys, 1 girl), who are adults now. So, I have observed their changes in time as they grew up and transformed along the way. Suddenly they were grown and out the door. And one pauses to catch up to the realities of how old they are and, of course, how old I am. But, it seems we often consider these realities after the passage of time…looking back.

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The other night, I was watching my grand daughter, Desi (almost 10 y/o), in a volleyball tournament. Her brother, Maddox, is always there playing about, absorbed in all manner of distractions, but not watching the games. He is a busy, energetic little boy that seeks attention and gives love and moves in and out of the my mind’s focus. So when I took this image, and looked at it, I was suddenly captivated by his eyes.

He suddenly doesn’t look like a baby eyed 4 y/0. His eyes looked older and dare I say beautiful. My mind flitted ahead ten, twenty years. Bittersweet to consider the changes that will come. So, in the moment, I will look closer and take in the love and joy.

5 Responses to “Children: One of those clarifying moments……..”

  1. November 16, 2013 at 18:16

    I know the feeling about kids growing up-to a stay at home mom who lost a 15 year old very suddenly, my grands bring back lots of memories and lots of “what ifs’. Letting your kids grow up and move on is so hard. not seeing the do it is beyond description. Each moment should be treasured-glad to see that you do! beebee


  2. November 16, 2013 at 14:43

    You nailed it! So much food for thought Mr SwittersB – thanks once again for your wonderful insights


  3. 4 Bert Cushing
    November 16, 2013 at 09:56

    I’m writing a magazine article on correct usage of common and scientific insect names for fly fisherman and would like to use a photo of Callibaetis that shows on your website. Proper attribution would be given.

    If OK, let me know and how you would like the photo cited.

    C.E, Cushing


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