Nathaniel's art show entries- a snake and a rhyming poster.
At his school.
It's a bittersweet feeling I get when I think that he will be in fourth grade next year. I remember so clearly when he was a tiny little infant with giant 'alien eyes', and I would effortlessly cradle him in my left arm while I cleaned the house with my right. Rich and I called him our "little football", because he was exactly that size. Those days as a new mother were some of the happiest I have ever known.
I think back on my life, how some events feel so close and others like a different lifetime, and I can't help but think how Jacob, and Nephi, and Lehi (from the Book of Mormon) say when looking back on their lives, "...the time passed away with us, and also our lives passed away like as it were unto us a dream..." (Jacob 7:26)
We are here for one moment at a time, we blink, and then it's gone. I have got to keep making an effort to stay present, and take advantage of 'now'. It's all I ever have.
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