Thursday, March 11, 2010

Even children get older…

When looking for the photo of Courtney channeling The Jerk for her Happy Birthday post, I came across so many pictures of her and her brother, often in some kind of embrace. She and Christopher are less than 13 months apart and they’ve always been very close.

Have you ever heard Joni Mitchell’s song, “Circle Game”? The chorus goes like this.
“And the seasons, they go ‘round and ‘round.
And the painted ponies go up and down.
We’re captured on the carousel of time.
We can’t return, we can only look behind from where we came.
And go ‘round and ‘round and ‘round in this circle game.”










The passage of time freaks me out, people.

10 comments:

Julie said...

Great pictures. I agree with you, time flies when you're having spawn. I can't believe my baby is 19.

Don't you sometimes miss those days when you were "Mommy", instead of "Mom"? You know what I mean....

Josie said...

Beautiful pictures and beautiful memories.

Vegas Linda Lou said...

I know what you mean, Julie. Christopher hasn't called me that in decades, but I still get a phone call almost every day from Courtney greeting me with "Hi, Mommy!"

Danica said...

Beautiful pictures!!!! I'm sure it's so hard (yet fun) watching them grow up. They will always be your babies. I try to remind LW of that daily!

JeannetteLS said...

Fortunately, my boy still pats me on the head and calls me his little Stepmonster... I know it isn't ""mommy" but it's what he's done since he was little.

Great pictures. Yeah, this aging thing--it isn't the fact that I am older so much as realizing that there's prob'ly less time ahead than behind. And the probably is way PAST optimistic. There's so much to do and to see, and I see my son, who is balding and 37 and it freaks me out, too.

Feh.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Beautiful babies and how they've grown up into beautiful adults. You've done good, Linda Lou!

Debra L. Schubert said...

Awesome pictures, and oh, so true. How is it possible our babies are all grown up? The second song I ever wrote was called, "Time Glides By." I was 17. I had no idea just how true it was.

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Great photos. I have an older brother but we aren't close like that at all.

I am enjoying being called "mommy" right now by my two year old. I hope it stays. I'm not ready to be "mother" for a long time, if ever!!!

Barbara said...

Holy smokes...it freaks me out too. But what an incredible sequence of photos of your two incredible kids! I feel like I know Court :) and to know her is to love her.

Lilly said...

Oh those are truly gorgeous photos. Beautiful faces and its great they are close. You are right the passage of time is damn frightening, it moves os quickly. Courtney, regardless of her colouring, looks like her Mommy I think. You did good Linda, real good.