Auren turned five years old today.
He is growing up quickly.
So we remind ourselves to enjoy these early years.
Time with each other is still well spent.
I spent most of my childhood fishing.
Auren shows the same enthusiasm for casting a line.
And I see myself.
Fern had her birthday already.
She has assumed her role as a three year old with authority.
The 'little baby' days are short.
Meer has a close watch on her older siblings.
She will soon stand among them.
A birthday is a milestone.
But it is also a reminder to stop and reflect.
We need that.
I don't want to keep photos.
I want to remember these years without looking back through albums.
For that, I must take more time than just birthdays.