The Add man just turned seven, and he informs us that he can now do more farm chores because he is older. Sounds like a good plan to me. :-)
Here he is with his birthday cake of choice a Banana Cake with Mini Chocolate Chips. Naturally, at birthdays I think back to the baby days and about how much has changed since then.
Several days ago I found this picture taken in May 2005 when we visited family in Pa and spent an afternoon with my Granny. She is no longer with us, and Add won't really remember her but for me the picture is special. In this picture Add man is about 8 months old. Nick 19 months and K. is 3 years old.
I looked at the picture and I had a flash back of those very busy toddler days when all the boys were three or younger. It is funny that I am just as busy now, but it is a different kind of busy. Can I say more stressful? I am not sure.
Then it struck me that in another seven years the boys will be 14, 15, and 16 1/2 and Itty Bits will be almost 8 years old. WOW!
I really want to make the most of these years and not to allow myself to simply be carried on the wind of the next pressing task or duty. I want some perspective and want my days to be filled with purposeful and meaningful choices.
But honestly, so many times I am just getting through the day and feeling overwhelmed with all my responsibilities.
Do you know what I mean? How do YOU stop and really live intentionally every day?