Savoring the moments

Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 14, 2015

We hear people saying that their children grow up way too fast, and they are off to college or married with their own families before you know it.

That is the case for me, as I started thinking a couple weeks ago that my daughter will start middle school in the fall. I can still remember her walking into the office when she was just a year and a half old when I started at The Tribune.

All too often, we get caught up in the busy pace of today’s society. And I am certainly one of the guiltiest of that, as it seems like I work and then run to a ball field somewhere.

Let me be honest, I love pulling into a ball field because I do get to ultimately spend time with my daughter along with my other daughters on her team and their parents.

I am certainly blessed to have these opportunities to help mold my daughter and her teammates not only in softball lessons, but life lessons as well.

Things like hard work, dedication and commitment are all things that we as adults know are important, but it is equally as important to teach those things to our children as well.

However, I want to ensure that I get to spend as much time with her over the next several years because I know in no time at all, she will be graduating from high school, then off to college and then most likely starting her own family.

While she is only on the verge of turning 11, if the last 9 and a half years have flown by, so I know the next six will seem like a blur.

Do we fight and bicker at one another sometimes? Absolutely.

But at the end of the day, I want her to understand that I am only trying to teach her and raise her to be a good adult.

Whether it relates to school, faith or sports, the ability for me to teach and her to learn is my No. 1 goal to make as many great memories for both of us as I can.

But I can say with certainty, I now know exactly how my parents felt because they told me when I graduated from high school it seemed like yesterday I was just a little boy.

I am starting to feel the same.

Simply put, take the time to make all the memories you can because they grow up so fast.

 

Josh Morrison is the general manager at The Tribune. To reach him, call 740-532-1441 ext. 16 or by email at josh.morrison@irontontribune.com.