Life is such a curious thing, really. When I really think about all the miracles that surround my life, even the very act of living, I'm overwhelmed, awed and, yes, curious.
I watched my granddaughter, Meyer, push and pull herself across 3 feet of floor. I clapped and smiled at one of her first successful movements across the earth by herself. She looked up and smiled and grabbed for the object of her desire: my son's cell phone. This new technology is already changing her little life in so many ways. Her naps and feedings and changing all are on an app that we all use to keep up with her. Her pictures all over social media. And the other day, she pushed the button to post her own Instagram selfie.
I love all the baby pictures, but I'm curious, will she in 10 or 15 years?
I also watched my daughter try on gowns for her masters graduate recital this week. I loved watching her twirl in the gown she loved. She's a beautiful woman. An experienced soprano who sings everything from opera to jazz, yet, I still saw the sweet little girl bouncing in her dress up clothes singing to Beauty and the Beast. We had a wonderful weekend, walking and shopping and eating out and talking. Then, she went back to her home and I went back to mine. She'll be moving farther away soon, so I treasure the moments we had together last weekend.
Curious isn't it, how we grow and change so much in another 10 or 15 years?
How crawling three feet turns into the feat of driving thousands of miles in one day? How phones used to ring on the wall and now they ding in our pockets wherever we are? How naps and feedings and baby pictures were something either forgotten or packed away in an attic and now they're on the Internet for everyone to see? How playing dress up evolves into stage performances in beautiful ball gowns?
To my little granddaughter, crawling across the floor seems like forever. To my darling daughter, graduating from her masters program seems like years. To me, watching them, it all seems like a blink of an eye.
Everyday, we wake up and live life. We never know what's going to happen or how long something's going to take us. But we do it anyway. How? One breath at a time.