Tuesday, March 16, 2010

time: as we know it and as it is.

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

Rohan is: 

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.

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. 
- A. Lincoln

1 comment:

  1. Andrea,

    I'm very sorry to hear about your brother and sister. I will be thinking about them and their families.

    I did love your view of Rohan and Max through pictures. They are wonderful boys with big hearts and big personalities and I know that has everything to do with you and Jay. I think you both are amazing parents and I hope I can be like you one day.

    - Karen


Your words inspire me to do and be more. So do your thoughts but I just can't read them yet! ;)