I’m one of those people who doesn’t like to acknowledge that time is going quickly by. I spend most of my time with my husband and kids trying to capture every moment with my camera so I can relive it and never have to let it go. Its funny to me how time really does give us some perspective on certain things in our life. When my beloved maternal grandmother died I thought I’d never get rid of that aching sense of loss inside of me. And there are times when I still feel it but now its a more accepted absence in my life. I can still remember that I had plans to have lunch with her the Monday after she died. It didn’t seem right that we didn’t get that last lunch.
When my son (my youngest) went to school for the first time I thought I’d never adjust to be home all by myself. But I did filling my days with writing and characters who made the quiet emptiness of my home more acceptable for me.
Of course there are good things brought by time as well–things like my daughter coming home from college or planned vacations with the family. Time doesn’t differentiate between the good and the bad it just keeps marching on. And we mark the passage of time with the moments and events that mean something individual to each of us.
Above I’m pictured at The Making of Harry Potter in the UK where my family and I went last weekend. I had been waiting since December to go and visit the tour and it was worth the wait. Now I’m waiting for December and the release of Les Miserables!
What are you most looking forward to this summer? For me its two things my anniversary trip with my hubby in July and a trip back to my home state of Florida in August.
I’m giving away a signed copy of READY FOR HER CLOSE-UP to two blog participants today.