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Everyone keeps asking me what it’s like having a one year old. Truthfully, it doesn’t feel any different from one day to the next. 

However, it doesn’t feel like one full year has passed. I can still vividly remember being in the hospital, anxiously awaiting the arrival of our son, not knowing what was to come. 

Someone said to me the nights are long but the years fly by. And it’s so true. He was just born, for goodness sake. How can we be here, a year later?? 

But then I think of yesterday…9/11. And how is it possible that was 21 years ago?! I can still vividly recall where I was that morning too. 

For anyone around that day, I’m 100% positive they know exactly where they were. 

I don’t remember a lot of things. I can’t remember last week’s workouts. I can’t remember all the things I’ve done in my life. But these two events are, and will be, forever etched in my brain. 

9/11/2001 and exactly where I was and how the rest of that day went. And 9/9/2021 and exactly how the day went and ended. 

And both of them feel just like yesterday. 

Time truly does fly by. Enjoy the moments, especially while you’re in them. Sometimes we look too much to the past or too much to the future and we forget to live in the moment. And before we can even blink, the moment is gone. 

I’ve told myself that a lot this past year, especially on the hard days and nights. All we have are moments and I wanted to enjoy all of them. Gabriel is our last baby and I wanted to soak it all in. 

And even with living in the moments, this year flew by. And I look back at pictures and wonder where my tiny baby went, while simultaneously loving watching him grow and learn new things daily. 

Life is precious and moments are fleeting. Relish all of them. Every single one. Because you’ll blink and they’ll be gone before you know it. 

Have a beautiful week. And remember to live in the moment you’re in. 


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