It is pretty amazing how time just seems to fly the older you get. When you are really young a week seems like it lasts forever and a year is pretty much an eternity. As you get older though that time begins to start speeding up until you feel like it is flying by like the county-side on a high speed train. It is here and gone in a flash and no matter what you do to try and slow it down and savor it, it just keeps rushing past you. You may ask "Why this reflection on time?" Well, it seems that I blinked and something pretty incredible happened. My nephew grew up. This Wednesday he turns into a teenager and I honestly can't believe how quickly it has gone by.
I was only 17 when he was born and he was just the sweetest, cutest littlest guy I had ever laid eyes on. He was a darling little baby that I got to spend so much time with and really loved more than I could ever imagine. Over the years he has grown up into a handsome young man with all the attitude of a budding teenager, but still with a very caring side. It makes me proud to see the person he is growing into and I just know that he will turn into a great man one of these days. It is amazing and wonderful yet also sad because that sweet little boy is gone forever. The time just flew away. It makes me realize that my time with the little guy I am currently carrying and will soon bring into this world will be just as fleeting. In the blink of an eye he will grow up and become a young man. I need to cherish every moment as much as I can because he won't stay the same for long.
Every year when my nephew's birthday rolls around I make sure the spend an extra amount of time on his card. He likes the cards I make and always has a "This is so cool." for me when I give them to him. I even found out that he still has the card from last year that I made him still hanging up in his room. That sure was an ego boost for me so this year I made sure to have something just as awesome for him. I used the Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutant line for his card this year. I thought it was edgy and cool and masculine enough for a 13 year old young man.