In a blink of an eye

Just yesterday I gave birth. Just a night ago I rocked a baby to sleep. At midnight I dealt with my baby’s first fever. At breakfast I watched my baby take her first step. At lunch I heard her say her first sentence. At twilight I watched her ride a bike for the first time. At dinner we spoke about fractions. At bedtime she brushed her teeth without prompting.

That is how quickly a decade can go. In a blink of an eye I went from being worried about a pregnancy test to being worried about doing Every Day Math with my child.

My favorite decade was this one. The one when my little girl went from drooling, to teething, to eating to talking non-stop.

My favorite decade was this one. The one when my little girl learned to roll over, sit up, crawl, walk, run and swim.

My favorite decade was this one. The one when an imaginary little sister was replaced by the in real life one. 


My favorite decade was this one. The one that led me from reading bedtime stories to watching my child fall in love with the written word.

My favorite decade was this one. The one where princesses and fairies are slowly replaced by horses.

My favorite decade was this one. The one where Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, Leprechauns, the Tooth Fairy and Tinkerbell existed.  

My favorite decade was this one. The one where Sesame Street was replaced by Word Girl that was eventually replaced by Shake it Up. (I kind of miss Sesame Street)


My favorite decade was this one. The one where the girl who would only wear dresses (that twirled) will now only wear leggings and T-shirts. 

My favorite decade was the one that went faster than my 8th grade history class. The decade that showed me what was important in life. The decade where I received not one but two beautiful children. The decade that hasn’t happened yet. The decades still to come where I will watch them grow and flourish and become the best that they can be.

Photo Credit: Family Tree Photography


My favorite decade was this one, what was yours?

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14 thoughts on “In a blink of an eye

  1. clark

    the time! how fast it goes by! (as if it were not bad enough, how fast it goes by), the passage of time speeds up!
    I would submit that being able to express these times will enhance the memory and (re-telling) of tales of childhood when everyone grows old(er).
    great post

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  2. Rich Rumple

    Regardless of our wishes, time travels on. We grow and so do those around us. Favorite decade? I look at my wife and can only say, “The next one, as long as it's with you.” Well done, Kerri. Very well done!

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  3. a happier girl

    So lovely! And just a different way of doing the link up! Love it! And totally agree. Every time I think about how much I miss my kids when they were babies, I think about how much I'd love and miss who they are today. It's good to be happy right where you are.

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  4. JenKehl.com

    I love this! You are so right, and I agree, I would not have given up this last decade for anything. Today Isaiah said “To be, or not to be. That is the question!” and I almost cried. He's such a big boy now! The time goes by so much faster than I ever thought possible!
    Beautiful memories….

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