In the last few months, I've really felt my age. What? I'm getting older? How is that possible? And I start to wonder if I'm living my life the way I should. So I started asking some family members who have mastered the art of living life (or rather those a generation or two above me) and have come to this conclusion.
This is it. THIS is the best time of my life. I'm living it right now. I will never live this moment again. Never again will I have babies. Never again will I try to make dinner with a baby in my arms and another on my leg. I will never get naptime snuggles. I will never get to nurse another baby to sleep. These are the moments.
And, as for the next stage. I will say to myself. THIS is the best time of my life. You see, every stage is the best stage (if you are living it). The key is to actually live it. Actually enjoy the moments. The next stage will bring great moments as well. Moments I will never get back. And those will be the best.
So, I now realize that I need to live my life more, to a fuller extent, and enjoy the moments. So what if my house is a mess. So what if I don't answer my phone. I'm enjoying my moments. I'm building memories. Then I'll look back and realize that my life was full of 'best times.'
This is it.