It Goes Too Quickly

DaGoddess @ 04:25

In just a few hours, I’ll be heartbroken again. My son will be getting on a plane and heading west. I’ve loved having him here and the time has flown by far too quickly.

In a couple of days, my daughter will be graduating from high school. She’s worked hard this summer to make up for what she didn’t accomplish during the school year. I’m very proud of her. Very proud. But it doesn’t look like I’ll be able to make it back to see her big moment. It breaks my heart to know I’ll be missing a milestone. I want to be there. I want to hug her and tell her how proud I am. I want her to see it in my eyes and hear it in my voice. And damn, now I’m getting all teary.

All of it…time…it just goes too quickly. There’s never enough time to do everything, to be everywhere, to experience all the things you want to experience. The kids grow so fast. The moments rush by in a blur. Memories come and go before you know it.

Heavy sigh.


  1. It does go too quickly. One moment you’re looking down into your child’s sweet little face and the next… it’s your grandchild’s. I don’t have to tell you to treasure it all; I know you do… every single moment.


    Comment by Pam — 2010/07/27 @ 05:56

  2. You wrote a beautiful tribute to her on your blog she knows that you would be there if you could…
    with all this technology shouldn’t we be able to teleport by now??


    Comment by nataliekaren — 2010/07/27 @ 10:18

  3. *pooches out lower lip* :(

    Leaving loved ones after short visits sucks. :hug:

    Comment by diamond dave — 2010/07/27 @ 14:42

  4. Hugs, dearie…

    Comment by Mrs. Who — 2010/07/27 @ 22:02

  5. They grow up so damned fast they’re adults before we get used to them being toddlers. Always the hardest part is letting go …

    Cheer up though, the relationships change but now you can foster them as friends as well as offspring.

    Comment by The Gray Monk — 2010/07/28 @ 02:30

  6. I know the feeling. I missed a lot of things being out on the “boat”. Call, send a card, do what you can. Keep your chin up. :)

    Comment by Retired Navy CPO — 2010/07/28 @ 06:44

  7. Yeah, my nephew was here last week. Haven’t seen him since he was 4, now he’s 11; big difference. Time flies, people change, nothing you can do about it.

    Comment by Jan — 2010/07/28 @ 12:16

  8. (Sorry if that sounded unsympathetic, I didn’t mean it that way. Blame the head cold and it’s attendant mucus.)

    Comment by Jan — 2010/07/28 @ 12:17

  9. I knew what you meant. No offense taken.


    It’s been a very rough time since LD left and trying to figure out how I can do the Mojo thing. I don’t think it’s going to happen and it feels like someone’s ripped my heart out, stomped on it, stabbed it, and then taken a shotgun to it. “Mom, if you can drive out, I’ll give you $40 for gas” she says. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck!

    My kids are amazing.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2010/07/28 @ 12:31

  10. I hope you can make it.


    Comment by San Diego Momma — 2010/07/28 @ 23:48

  11. oh rats.

    Comment by patti — 2010/07/31 @ 06:36

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