Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Circle of Life

The circle of life..,
I'm unable to comprehend it.

It was just yesterday, wasn't it?

And now she's 6 months old!

It was just yesterday, wasn't it?

And he'll be 3 this month.

And very soon, our newest baby girl, Harper 
will be here, a dream come true.

The circle of life.

It's sobering.
It's mind-boggling.
It's down right scary sometimes.

This little angel

is now this angel.

This little monkey

now has a monkey of his own.

I am now the age that my mama was when my baby girl was born.

I look at myself and I see wrinkles.

I told Mr. H this weekend,
"I don't like my body and the extra weight, 
but I don't hate myself for it.

I don't think I'm beautiful but I don't cry or feel ugly either.

But I don't like these wrinkles!

Because, I feel no more than 35 really, 
in my head, that is.
My face tells a different story. 

This is probably the last picture made of my son with his granddaddy.
When did my son grow up and when did my daddy get old?

This is my son with his grandma, 
my husband's mom.

She's always been a spunky thing!
This was taken 4 years ago
and her steps are now slower and she isn't able
to make the trek to Nashville to see the little ones.

This is the last photo I have of Daddy fishing.

This is his great grandson, Parker,
my brother's first grandchild.

Makes me sad to think that my parents
will never know my grandchildren.

I'm so melancholy tonight.

This was 10 years ago.
It seems like yesterday.

The two little ones above?

This is the baby girl now, my niece.

This is the ring bearer now, my nephew!

Can you believe?
Thus goes the circle of life.

Please forgive my moodiness.

Just one of those days,



  1. Memories....sometimes seem bittersweet. It is okay!

  2. Such a sweet, sweet post. Loved all of the pics.

  3. I am crying now...
    Tears of happiness, because someone else feels the exact same way I do.
    But writes so much more eloquently that I ever could.
    This is beautiful, my dear friend.
    I remember rocking one of my babies in the quiet of the night. I remember thinking of my grandmother who rocked my mother. And my mother who rocked me. I remember thinking how blessed I was to be but one link in the never ending chain of women and babies and families and life.
    Thank you for sharing your heart tonight. : )

  4. Just keep moving forward, Bonnie. I have many of the same feelings. Life changes and so do we. We're so fortunate to be able to experience it all. Yes, it's bittersweet, but mostly sweet. ((HUGS))

  5. So well said. The circle of life is hard sometimes. Think of all the beautiful memories that you already have and will be having in the years to come. I have lost so many at an early age. So sad. I have a birthday tomorrow and I am so thankful because 20 plus years ago, all l wanted was to see my grandchildren. But that doesn't mean that I like getting older. Hugs

  6. Yes - time goes far too quickly! I really enjoyed all your pictures. The kids and grandkids are soooo cute!

  7. I so understand, Bonnie...losing my father this year, turning 60, and having a new grandchild has brought the circle of life home to me with full feeling. Time really DOES fly...be present in every minute. xoxo

  8. What a blessing to have all those pictures!!! Yes, life is flying by so very, very quickly and the subsequent generations do pass the years faster than we or our children did. I love the pic of your Dad fishing. What a wonderful memory to have forever recorded.

  9. So true! I do the same thing, going thru boxes of pictures... remembering the times! I am happy today but sometimes sad for the yesterdays that are gone! Sending HUGS your way this morning dear friend!

  10. Bonnie, It's love and family, that is a wonderful thing. I miss my folks so much at times. I have to cry, then say a prayer and it helps. Blessings to all of you, xoxo,Susie

  11. Morning Bonnie, I feel the same way many times, missing my Daddy. Big Hugs Francine.

  12. Such a wonderful post!!! Thank you for sharing! Love you girl!!!

  13. Aww...what a sweet post, Bonnie. It's OK to be melancholy...I am too sometimes. You certainly don't need to apologize for it. Some days are just like that and I enjoyed the trip down your memory lane...oh, and like you, I feel about 35 myself...but you have to look beyond my wrinkles too!

  14. It is hard to comprehend some things that happen in life isn't it. I wish that we could all carry on forever in some ways, but then the circle of life wouldn't work properly, but that doesn't make it easier does it. I am glad that you have so many young family members up and coming and such good memories of the older generations too. Enjoy the memories and the sharing. Thank you for sharing your family with us. xx

  15. Love.....That's the best part of that circle :)


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