Birthdays have a habit of sneaking up on us. I mean, you know they're coming, but it's quite shocking just how quickly they arrive.
Whether it's your own or somebody else's.
Today is my Dad's birthday. This time last year we were celebrating his 70th with a full birthday bash complete with function room, decorations, a photo wall and a dance floor. We were reflecting on the wonderful legacy he
Where did that year go?
How can we be back to this date again already?
This time last year we were also getting ready to head to the USA for our Pennsylvanian Christmas.
Plus we were beginning to plan for the husband's 50th.
The excitement in the house with so much to celebrate was electric.
Those three big events are now over and all we have left are the memories.
Was it really a year ago they were foremost in our minds?
As I sit here today and go through my photos of those big events, I find myself reflecting on time. Not the fact that it happens, but how we measure it through our experiences.
Facebook has this fabulous ability to keep these moments in our vision with the Facebook Memories feature. Every few days I am reminded of a moment in time that we were getting ready for, fussing about, possibly even stressing over, which is now but a thought buried in the recesses of the mind.
Time is not measured by clocks, but my moments. It is measured by the big moments like birthdays, Christmas, concerts, holidays, gatherings and functions. It is measured by the smaller moments like a walk in the park, a meal shared with friends, a flower that blooms and a game of soccer.
There's nothing like a birthday to reflect on this thing we call "time".
What events have created your measure of time this year?
What are you looking forward to?
What was the most recent Facebook Memory to hit your screen?
Happy birthday Dad.