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Today is my best friend’s daughters birthday and I can’t believe she is already 9 years old. I remember the day Leona Faye was born, I was there at the hospital and was so excited to see the new arrival. She was adorable. I loved babysitting her and spending time together and of course buying her the cutest clothes and most awesome toys and books. It has so be so cool to see her grow up.

You know, its times like this you truly realize how time goes by so fast. To watch babies grow into children and then into tiny adults, its crazy. It’s the same with my cousins. I am the oldest in the family and was the first born, so I was able to see them all grow up right in front of me. And today, Diana is married and expecting her first child, Alexandra has graduated college and is now working in her field, Nicky is working and enjoying life, and Jonathan is pre-med and almost done with school. Crazy!

It just goes to show you that we can only take one day at a time and appreciate what life brings our way. There is no reason to rush or grow up too fast, time already does that for us. We just need to pace ourselves and enjoy every minute. Because before we know it, we have years to look back on and tons of memories to remember.

I took this photo before Lee turned 1 years old. She was so tiny and precious. Now she’s a 9 years old ready to take on the world. Where does the time go. Happy Birthday Leona!!

Inspiration Photo Friday: Time - © Melissa O'Connor-Arena