Thursday, April 14, 2011
Today seven years ago, my sister Suz and Jason completed their family of five! Eli Marshall was born and I wonder now how we lived without him. What a sweet, happy, smart little boy he is. He's growing up so fast. I really can't believe he's seven years old today. Happy birthday, Eli Marshall. Yesterday I spent literally ALL day going through hundreds of pictures. Cam graduates in six weeks and I'm picking out pictures to use for his party. I wanted the first day of school for all twelve years. I finally finished last night after 7. And I started at like 10 in the morning. And worst of all, I still can't find his ninth grade picture. The search will have to continue. But not today. My heart can't take looking at any more old pictures. Looking at the old days makes me so sad. Anyway, a word of advice to all you moms out there. When you have a picture of a special day or a picture that you just really love and think you may want to use again someday in the faraway future, put it in a special folder on your computer and back it up, of course, on something external. Or print it and put it in a special box or something. Oh, how I wish I had done that. And another piece of advice. This one more important than the other one. Never be too busy or too tired or have too much work or have too messy a house to enjoy your kids. Because believe me, when Kenny Chesney sang the song, Don't Blink, it was for all us moms out here. Last night I just wanted to grab Cam and hold him and never let go. Of course, he would never have let that happen, but if I could've had one wish, that would have been it. These next six weeks are going to be long and hard. Pray for me. I'm a mom who blinked. Till next time... I'm headed to Buford to celebrate the birthday of my sweet nephew. I'm going to have a great day, that's for sure.