Two family members just lost their jobs this week. Not only is that a frightening and stressful experience, it also changes time as we know it.
Our planned family reunion is now put on hold until another year. (8 children in our family + 20 grandchildren = a big reunion) Brothers and sister wondering what is next and searching ,in the mass of millions, for a job that will provide enough support for their families.
All of this has put me into a frame of mind thinking about the right now and the just a little while ago.
Right now Max is:
collecting beer caps
a mail man
keeper of many keys with many purposes
(an obsession he has had since he could hold something)
collector of gems and containers to put them in
and a reader.
I wonder where time slipped through and when I forgot to remember the moments as they were slipping. I loved the then and I love the now.
Max, 5 minutes old.
Max, the philosopher
playing with lots of Dad's old toys with a renewed spirit
Reading his first Harry Potter and Beginning an advanced acting class: his first monolog
Playing lots of games with the family
Rohan with laughter and love and the kissiest cheeks there are:
Rohan the adorable entertainer
Rohan the sweet big brother.
Time continues to elude me. The older we get the faster we hold on and wonder "what happened to this day?". Max said today," It will be a long time until I am a teenager". I said, "Yes, it will be a long time for you, but a very short time for me."
My brothers and sisters are in my thoughts today as time becomes a different concept with different feelings attached to it. Time and it's ever changing meanings.