Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Marching On...


This little girl...my youngest...is potty training today.

She's doing great, in case you are wondering.

Mostly because she's been ready and going by herself for some time now, 
and I've only just now decided to "let" her "go"!  (Ha ha.)

With every milestone that passes with Autumn, I wonder if she will be my last child-
a thought that brings me great sadness.

I certainly hope that she is not, but if she is, she is certainly a sweet one to go out on.

Oh, how time marches on and never, never stops.

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  1. All of these moments you are now experiencing are priceless and each of them will forever hold a very special part in your heart.

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  2. Very True JC. This is why I have tried my hardest even in the bad moments to find joy in every moment with my children..

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  3. Your posts are so good; I love reading them. All I can say on this one; is enjoy all of the precious moments.
    Blessings to you! LeAnn

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  4. I feel stuck in the same place. My youngest are three year old twins and I wonder at least twice a day, "Are these my last ones?" It's so sad to think that I'll never have another baby. I wish I could know one way or the other. It certainly does help me to keep a better perspective though and appreciate these times more.

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  5. Those 'Milestones' are the hardest places to hit. Even when your oldest hits them...

    I now understand and appreciate all the older folks that would say to me not to, "wish your life away".

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  6. I've been feeling that way with Holly (Which I just mis-typed as "Hooly". Hah!): sad and happy all bundled up in one neat but very conflicted package.

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  7. welcome to life 101, it's a challenging curriculum. but great rewards will follow for making righteous choices.

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  8. I hope that she continues in her great nature.

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  9. Ahhhhhhhhh - I'm doing the same thing. My "baby" is turning one next week. And I can't help but wonder - is it my last?!

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  10. Love it. There are many years between the older kids (now adults) and the littles. It was a surprise to have small children again. I cherished the moments more because I knew how fleeting they would be. It is good. It is all good.

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  11. I try to read comments from the readers because i also learn from their wisdom. I love what Amy Jo said about "finding joy in every moment with the[our] children even in the bad moments"--thanks for that words of encouragement!--I needed to hear that!

    My daughters love to hear stories about themselves when they were younger or babies...they treasure it, and if not because of health issues i would probably have more than 2-- it makes me feel happy to think[dream] of having a big family witha lot of kids!

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  12. While I totally loved this post (feel the SAME way - time stops for no one and sometimes I wish I could pause it, just for a few moments) I have to know, what is you "sand" toy filled with? We have that same toy and that looks to me like... wheat? I hate the sand in ours so I'm curious.

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  13. Those milestones are hard, our baby just moved from newborn diapers into size 1s and I cried getting that last tiny diaper out. I had planned on a bigger family but an emergency hysterectomy following our sweet baby's birth has made that a bit more challenging. I hope potty training continues to go well for you!

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