Time flies (especially when it's our children)

Time flies (especially when it's our children)

When my middle son was a baby, I remember sometimes holding him in the middle of the night to help him get back to sleep.

I’d be watching some infomercial or other early morning TV offering and every so often glance down. When I did, I’d notice his tiny hands with their tiny wrinkles and even tinier fingernails. Perfect.

But, soon, I’d look back up to see that, if I ordered right then, I could get TWO of whatever was being sold AND they’d throw in a complimentary THIRD one for free! But I’d better hurry because operators were standing by.

Recently, my son, now grown, moved away for his first corporate job out of college. I couldn’t be more proud of him. I don’t think I would have been courageous enough to do it as his age.

But, now, I’d give anything to have back one of those nights and one of those moments. To look down instead of up. To see his little hands.

They say it goes fast.

They didn’t lie.




Contact me at jwarda7@comcast.net. And listen to my podcast.

Comments Note: All comments are reviewed. Any that are considered to be a personal attack or hate speech will be removed. In my blog, I always try to be respectful. I expect the same from my readers, both in responses to me, and about or to each other. And, again, thank you for reading.

Copyright 2001-2020, James R. Warda. All rights reserved.

Filed under: Uncategorized

Leave a comment