Tuesday, July 26

some thoughts on a tuesday.

on sunday, some guys in a band stopped by church. they're on tour and just happened to be in the area for the weekend. husband talked with them a little and found out they knew a lot of people from our "previous life" in provo.

we told them, "they haven't ever seen us like this."
they especially haven't seen me in a dress, six months pregnant, holding a squirmy toddler and wearing a backpack full of diapers, scriptures, crayons and toys.
(incidentally, it was ellie's first week in nursery. i'll give you some pictures of my big girl tomorrow.)

i can't stop thinking about how much has changed in just a few short years.

i often find myself thinking
"if anyone told me five years ago that this was going to be my life, i wouldn't have believed it."

not that my life isn't what i wanted, it just would have been impossible for me to comprehend all the things that have happened between then and now.

this song always makes me think of parenthood, of marriage and of life in general. it's simply beautiful and beautifully simple, as most good things are. it is 100% appropriate for how i feel.

putting all the vegetables away
that you bought at the grocery store today
and it goes fast
you think of the past
suddenly everything has changed

driving home, the sky accelerates
and the clouds all form a geometric shape
and it goes fast
you think of the past
suddenly everything has changed

putting all the clothes you’ve washed away
and as you’re folding up the shirts you hesitate
then it goes fast
you think of the past
and suddenly everything has changed

(my favorite song by the flaming lips, covered by the postal service)
(i couldn't find a very good video of the flaming lips version)


Saimi said...

It is crazy how everything goes fast.
I'm in my mid forties and my kids are grown...when did that happen? It wasn't long that I was six months pregnant with a toddler on my hip.

I guess that's why we have to enjoy life's little moments..every day....

Can't wait to see Ellie's pictures!

erynn said...

agreed. seems like just yesterday that we were sharing a room and fighting over each others clothes. i miss those days sometimes. but life still amazes me with everything it can bring. if you were to tell me 5 years ago that i'd be where i am today, i wouldn't believe it either.