Sometimes it Feels Like Time Travel

I remember mowing the yard with our riding mower when I was a kid.  I was probably around 11 years old.  I’d be driving along pretending to talk to my kids in the backseat of a car.

There was just never a time that I didn’t want to be a mom.  Sometimes you could add nurse, teacher, or model to the list of hopes and aspirations, but mom was always on top!

Marriage and the Baby Carriage

Everyone said we were way to young to be married, but I didn’t care.  I could see the life I wanted right in front of me and I wasn’t going to let it slip through my fingers.  I wore my engagement ring through my senior year of high school and on the night I was supposed to crown my homecoming queen successor, instead, I was tossing my bridal bouquet!

To no one’s surprise, about one month later we announced we were going to have a baby.  I remember when the doctor laid her on my chest. I was awestruck by the fact that finally…this was MY baby.  I have no words to describe the emotion, but 22 years later, I still cry remembering that moment.

Wait a Minute…What?

Lindsay, our first born, was the ripe old age of 4 MONTHS, when we found out we were expecting again.  To say we were shocked doesn’t quite suffice.  I was embarrassed.  I had been trying to do everything perfect.  I was trying to prove to everyone that we knew what we were doing and that we would be fine.

Oh, and guess what…it was twins!

Cole and Matt, came two months early.  Lindsay was a big sister at the age of 9 months and 3 weeks.  The boys stayed in the NICU for a month.  They started out at around 3 pounds each and were hooked up to every tube and wire you could imagine.  It was terrifying.

Travis and I were 20 years old… married, with three children and a mortgage, yet we still couldn’t buy a beer, and boy did we need one!

How is it that those babies have grown up and moved away?  It really does feel like time travel.

  

22 Comments

    1. Alan

      October 16, 2017 at 9:35 pm

      That was so interesting to read. Thanks for sharing.

      1. tjlcm8808

        October 17, 2017 at 11:17 am

        Thank you for reading, Alan. I hope all is well!

  1. Lindsay

    October 16, 2017 at 1:27 am

    I love you, Mom! I already get emotional thinking about my future children and how fast I know time will go. You are the best!

    1. tjlcm8808

      October 16, 2017 at 10:35 am

      Now I just need you and Brad to supply me with some more babies!

  2. Markel Evenson

    October 16, 2017 at 2:08 am

    Love ! Thank you sweet friend for sharing your life and reality !

    1. tjlcm8808

      October 16, 2017 at 10:36 am

      Thank you for the support, Markel. 🙂

  3. Shiela Rambo

    October 16, 2017 at 2:12 am

    I absolutely, without a doubt, love the Trimble family! Oh yes, Mr. & Mrs. Trimble, you were completely blessed in every way the word means, then & now and God could not have picked two better people to join together as He knew you were the perfect parents for Lindsay, Cole, and Matt. What a picture perfect family and I am honored to say, “I know that family!”
    Love you all,
    Rambo

    1. tjlcm8808

      October 16, 2017 at 10:35 am

      Thank you, Rambo! We love you right back!

  4. Leslie

    October 16, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Eeek I want to keep reading!!! Blogging just might be your thang 😉 and yes, so much cheaper than therapy 😂

    1. tjlcm8808

      October 17, 2017 at 11:19 am

      Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  5. Kathy Williams

    October 16, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    Quite a ride, huh baby girl!! I am so proud of both of you…all of you!! You two have been wonderful, through it all, and it shows in those great kids. Great Grandma…that’s what I’M TALKIN’ ABOUT!! 🙂

    1. tjlcm8808

      October 17, 2017 at 11:18 am

      Thanks, Momma! I love you

  6. Barb thiele

    October 16, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Awww I remember that first picture! Love Lindsay’s big hair. I remember home visits to your first little house with a three year old and two two year olds running around. You were so calm and sweet with all those babies. I knew you’d make a great early childhood teacher. And you are!!

    1. tjlcm8808

      October 17, 2017 at 11:18 am

      I loved those home visits! Thanks for taking me under your wing, Barb!

  7. Shane Thrasher

    October 16, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Pretty great Julz. Good job! Love you tons!

    1. tjlcm8808

      October 17, 2017 at 11:17 am

      Thanks, Shane! I love you, too!

  8. Noelle

    October 17, 2017 at 12:32 am

    This is awesome! Thank you for sharing this with us! I didn’t realize that the boys were born when Lindsay was only 9 months! You probably felt like you had triplets! You have done an amazing job and have a beautiful family. ❤️

    1. tjlcm8808

      October 17, 2017 at 11:17 am

      Thank you, Noelle! I know you know all too well how fast it goes!

  9. Laurie Perkes

    October 17, 2017 at 2:00 am

    I love what I’ve read so far and want to hear more Julie!
    You are remarkable – as a mom, wife, teacher and friend to so many.
    God has lots more in store for you on your life’s journey. Can’t wait to hear about it!

    1. tjlcm8808

      October 17, 2017 at 11:15 am

      Thank you Laurie. I think about you so often. You show me the way in learning to be okay with the distance we have between our children.

  10. Christi Elias

    October 22, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Such an amazing momma you are, and have always been! I could have never done it, that is for sure!! Love you!

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