You Can’t Get the Time Back

by SomeGirl on September 10, 2012 · 8 comments

You can’t get the time back.

That is a thought that has run through my mind many times as a parent of young children…

You can’t get the time back.

When my oldest son was 5 and we had recently moved to a new city with a new baby, I kept him out of preschool and spent lots of long hours out in the yard exploring and rocking on the porch all because of those six little words…

You can’t get the time back.

Now that my youngest is 5, that last year of being a toddler (wearing 5T), and moving into elementary age on the edge of losing his first tooth, I find myself thinking the same thought…

You can’t get the time back.

And so, I find myself in the yard, on the floor, at the table, in the kitchen, at Target, on field trips, everywhere but on the computer lately, trying (but not always succeeding) at making the most of our moments together because…

You can’t get the time back.

I hope this explains a little of where I’ve been lately and why I don’t have plans to come back and blog for awhile. My little one won’t be little for long and I’ll have lots of time to share and receive thoughts here in the future. But for now I’m going to be focused on fraddling with my little guy and praying that God will use our time together to build great character in his life. I’m setting my heart and mind to be very intentional with the time we have because, as you know…

You can’t get the time back.


Lots of love to you all!


♥ Michelle (aka SomeGirl)



So VERY true and such a valuable post. Spend it with him – those moments are never wasted. Thanks for the reminder.


So VERY true and such a valuable post. Spend it with him – those moments are never wasted. Thanks for the reminder.

martha brady

i understand. the years with your children are VERY valuable. i’m sure you appreciate this more than many because it was difficult even having children.

i have always thought it was great that you all have the kind of lifestyle that allows a lot of flexibility in involving your children in the work you do with your photography. It makes family time and work time blend at times in fun ways. that is something not everyone can do.

you are wise to realize that you can’t get the time back. many don’t realize this until it is too late:( i hope your absence isn’t too permanent. i’ve enjoyed knowing you through your blogging.


Wow. This piece speaks from my heart. I had to go back to work when my little girl was only one. I stopped a little after she had turned three. I missed out a lot of those two years, but I am so happy that I managed to stay home while she was still a toddler; because you know: You can’t get the time back.


So true – and love you for stepping up and out for the real stuff!!!


just stopping by…. you are so right. I spent too much time here today… re-doing my blog. Seems like yesterday they were 5. Now they are 9, 10, 15, 19, 23 & 27. Where does the time go?

Good to stop by… Much love.

Alex Moore

I clicked on your site through your comment on the blog “Living with a Soy Allergy” and was wondering if you would be interested in being interviewed for a book project that I’m writing for a client, Haley James, who is developing a motivational program for people and families living with allergies.
I would simply e-mail you a list of a few questions about your experience with an allergy and you can respond at your own pace and in as much or little detail as you would like. Feel free to e-mail me for more details.
Thank you for your interest. I look forward to the possibility of working with you on this project.
Kind Regards,


Sounds like a good choice for this time in your life.

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