I’m feeling like waxing (a little) poetic tonight. I’ll apologize in advance … but keep writing anyway.
The days are marching by faster and faster. Sometimes, it seems that all I can do is think in clichés about how fast kids grow up and how quickly time marches on. I don’t think I can keep up with the changes in my children. My sweet friend (and “secret twin”) Marie informed me that it has to do with my age … hmm, just what I wanted to hear.
In the midst of all this fast moving time, I have missed several important events that should have warranted a blog post. A good mommy-blogger would probably give each a separate post … oh well, judge me if you must, but I’ll just lump them together here.
Last month, my first-born child turned 15 years old. This beautiful little girl has grown into a lovely young woman. She has entered high-school and I have been pleasantly surprised that she is beginning to take initiative and pride in her schoolwork. She still needs some encouragement, but that is okay ~ I am not quite ready for her to grow out of her need for me just yet. I saw a quote the other day and I can’t help but look forward to the time when this is true for us … “Daughters are just little girls who grow up to be our best friends.”
Last week my “baby” turned 9 years old. Somehow this one has been hard for me. I am now one week into my last year with a child in single-digits. Maybe this has something to do with how fast time seems to be flying. This little wild-child of mine is changing faster than I can keep up. He may still be the baby of the family, but he is finding his own way in the world, apart from his older siblings, and I am loving it and hating it at the same time. At least he still loves to cuddle with his Mama and he’ll even still let me kiss him in public. I know that these things won’t last forever, but I’ll enjoy it as long as he will let me.
There was another birthday last week, but this one brought only sadness instead of celebrating. My Mama would have been 66 on Wednesday of last week. It has been 18 months since Mama died and I really thought that it would be easier to deal with by now, but it isn’t and I really wonder if it ever will be. I have made a couple attempts to write a post about just that, but so far I just can’t seem to get it done. The words just won’t come. Maybe someday.
I’ll end on a happier note … my middle child will be celebrating his 13th birthday in just under a month. I think that milestone birthday should warrant a post all of its own. I’ll try really hard to actually accomplish just that!