Friday, October 01, 2010

Pause and rewind

What a difference one year has made, but it has been a great one. Last year I was walking around like mad at football practices trying to induce labor. This time last year I was only a mom to one child. Kinda funny, because I thought I was busy then. *Ha* At least last year I didn't have an audience in the bathroom with me just to get the chance to shower or pee. But ya know what? It's been an amazing year being a mother of two. My only wish is that I would have had a pause button to enjoy all of it.

I've spent a lot of time looking back on this past year today as we get ready to celebrate Eden's first birthday in 8 days. Can you believe it? MY MISS EDEN IS GOING TO BE ONE!

It's been quite the year. We watched her hit every milestone as a family of four, we saw our son grow and become quite the pre-teen, and I fell in love with Mr. CE a little bit more every time I saw him with his daughter. (she has become quite the daddy's girl). We have nervously put our house on the market (and sold) and we have been through exhausting lengths to find a new one. We made it through another job change for Mr. CE and I have managed to drag my sleepless, tired soul to work full time. We have laughed, we have giggled, we have watched time fly. No matter how much I wanted to enjoy every moment this past year, I just wish I could have paused and took it all in a wee bit more. Except for the house showings, for those I could have used a fast-forward button.

Eden's first year will be complete in the home we brought her home to. For JC, its a bitter departure. It's the only home he has known. This time next month we will be in a new house. While it's bigger, better and long awaited, my guess is that we will be wanting to hit the rewind button a little bit more too. It's gonna take awhile to make the house our home, but I look forward to it...

If only we could live life with a remote. Fast forward through the rough and tough, pause the savory, beautiful moments and rewind to remember just how great it really all is.

9 comments:

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Isn't it funny that I would love to be able to rewind, when back then all I would want to do is get through that time... gah.

Steph

Bacardi Mama said...

A remote control would be a wonderful thing to have for life. I would have fast forwarded last week for sure. I can't believe that Eden is going to be a year old. It seems like just yesterday I got the email from April abouot making the quilt.

imadramamama said...

I think I would rewind to all the times I thought I would never get through to see how miniscule they really were.

Molly said...

I love reading you. I'm so happy for your new house and the adjustment that will be well worth it. :) I can hardly believe that Eden will be one. Amazing. What a time for you guys.

*Lissa* said...

That would be awesome!

I can't believe your l'il girl is going to be ONE soon!

Enjoy the new house!

Elaine A. said...

I tried to hit "pause" before yesterday and it didn't work, just FYI! ;-)

I totally know what you mean. And I hope the transition to the new house goes well. I'm sure it won't take long for you all to settle in... xo

Mimi's Toes said...

I can't believe Eden will be ONE. I am so thrilled for all the positive things happening in your world. You deserve it! Miss you!

Sarah said...

I know exactly what you mean! Some days I just want to make it through and others I want to last forever. So is life.

Sandra said...

Hi, CE -- I haven't visited in a long time, frankly because I thought you had burned out on this blogging thing. But just now I happened to notice that Chrissy still had you on her blog roll, so I came over -- and HELLO -- you have a baby girl now?! That is great! And a new house? And your son is almost a teenager?

I feel like I did with your life just what you talk about here -- I put you on fast forward and WOW did you pack alot into a short amount of time!

Congratulations on all the great changes in your life -- and on even finding the time to continue to blog. :)

And, Merry Christmas. May it be especially blessed now that you are a family of four in a new home.