Halfway Done

Now that we’re in July, 2012 is officially half over. I find this hard to believe, for two very different reasons.

On one hand, I can’t believe we’re only half-way through 2012. So much has happened already this year, that it hardly seems like it could have all taken place in only six months’ time. The most obvious of these happenings is, of course, the birth of Chickadee. But there have been other things, too…a baptism and two confirmations, holidays and birthdays, field trips and fun trips, the end of school years and the beginning of baseball season, special projects and lazy days. It has been a full, busy year, so much so, that if this was the end of the year, I would still consider it a success.

On the other hand, I can’t believe we’re already half-way through the year! How is it possible that Chickadee is already over three months old? How could Turkey and Bunny have finished third grade already? How has Moose finished his time in special education, and is ready to be mainstreamed? How can Ladybug be five already? Can the Fourth of July really be this week? How has the Diamond Jubilee passed by so quickly, and how is already almost time for the London Olympics? Where did the time go?

I guess it’s true that the passage of time is relative. I never really considered that the passage of the same exact time could be relatively different for one person, depending on how she looks at it, but it is. No matter how I look at it, though, it’s been a monumental year, and I fully expect the second half of 2012 to be just as busy, fun, and exciting!

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