Saturday, March 22, 2008

Sunday Scribblings - I Just Don't Get It - 3/23/08

The Sunday Scribblings prompt this week is "I Just Don't Get It." The first thing that came to mind was "Where does the time go?" This is a photo journey through the lives of my three children. These dramatic transitions took place in the blink of an eye. John Lennon said it best: “Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans”.
Rick Jr. - Born 10/8/1972 Kellogg, Idaho
































Josh - Born 9/30/1974 Clark AB, Philippines

































Carly - Born 8/1/1978 Mountain Home AFB, Idaho








































20 comments:

Robin said...

What a beautiful, heartwarming post. You have a beautiful family, and your love for all of them shines right through your post.

My own children are still young, and it boggles my mind to think that someday, probably sooner than I can imagine, they will be all grown up.

redness said...

... and it all only seems like yesterday! You must be one proud daddyo ;) great post!

GreenishLady said...

Oh, wow! Yes, indeed, where does the time go? Those are great photo tributes. You've got three wonderful-looking young people there - and grandchildren, too!

Lucy said...

An absolutely loving beautiful tribute to your family Mr. Rick. That line from Beautiful Boy, has always been one of my all time favorites. This was truly touching.
( Happy Easter my friend, hope you are spending it with this beautiful family)

paisley said...

amen... you have a lovely family there.. hope you all have a great easter!!!!

giggles said...

This is a really special tribute to your children! Very loving post. I enjoyed looking at all the pictures!
Happy Easter!
Hugs Sherrie

Cricket's Hearth said...

This was such a relaxing post - the music made growing years of your family pass with such love and joy. It is obvious to see you were and are a devoted father. How blessed your children and grandchildren are. And I agree, I just don't get how fast the years went- one day I was delivering my daughter and the next day I was planning her wedding - one day my son came into the world 4 weeks overdue and the next day he was leaving for the Navy - and a couple of days later they both have families complete with children and dogs. Amazing times. Happy Easter.

Tammy said...

What a special post and beautiful family! Grankids rock!


I have Jeff Buckly too. ;)

Happy Easter!

DeeBee said...

Nice way to get your "I just don't get it" across. Those kids do grow up fast. I have 4 of my own and I sure miss when they were about 3 years of age. Sooo cute.

Anonymous said...

God, when Carly's head is tilted to the side, like that, she looks just like you. And yes, time does go by fast, too fast, that is why I whole heartedly believe that you should make the best of each day.

Anonymous said...

As I looked at the pictures of your family, I thought of a saying that I read somewhere....a picture's meaning can express ten thousand words. I think that is what I saw.

Beautiful tribute.

Granny Smith said...

Amen! I can't believe that three of my GREAT-grandchildren are already in school!

You have a lovely family. Thank you for letting us get acquainted with them.

tumblewords said...

Wow! Lovely, lovely! And yes, where did time go? Lovely post!

Inland Empire Girl said...

It was so interesting to see the timelines of their lives. I saw a picture of Carly when I was in Kellogg when she was in high school and knew immediately who she was related to. I must say all of them have parts of you and their mother. Amazing post. Thanks for sharing.Knowing what they have all been able to accomplish you must be so proud and how fortunate to have them all close by!

Anonymous said...

These are great. Great blog, Dad! Can we see one of you growing up? ;) Carly

Michele said...

Beautiful, beautiful...

Photographs of smiling children, becoming adults, having children - set to music (sigh)... beautiful.

Yes, time is a slippery thing, isn't it? And there's nothing that makes time more slippery than growing children.

Loved this.

Lucy said...

hey Mr. Rick... Why aren't U in any of these pics with the kids? I would love to see that too!!

myrtle beached whale said...

Lucy and Carly:

Since you are two of the very few women who's opinion I value, I will try to come up with some photos of my little life.

Go Figure said...

Great post! I didn't realize your potential, back when you radiated lead. HA.

One More Believer said...

ohh, i can so relate.. my one and only is just turned 19 and spreading his wings... it is a joyous hard occassion that leaves me overwhelmed at times and smiling cuz im spreading my wings too... thank you for the wonderful heartfelt post...