Have you ever wished you could turn back time?
Most of the time I realize the futility of that thought. Except for recently.
I realized something that is ROCKING my WORLD right now.
My life is getting ready to change
It will continue to change every year from here on out.
In four short months this boy
will be moving out....to another state....on an island....6 hours from me.
Oldest and youngest.....
I have come to terms with that the best that I can. I will miss this funny boy terribly (even if he doesn't believe it...it's true).
But what has thrown me for a loop is that in three years this boy will leave me for college destination unknown.
And then in three years from that this boy will leave me.
And in two years from that this boy will leave.
And then I will have to face the fact that at some point this one will leave me.
I just remember when each boy was born and I would anticipate each new milestone. Eagerly awaiting a first smile, a first standing moment, a first time walking. I've gone from checking off milestones happily to wishing I could hang on to the hands of the clock for dear life.....because those days are going away.
These innocent days of summer fun are going to be one child less fun.
It's a strange time. It's not something you can ever prepare for. It makes me wish I kissed them more when they were smaller....
wished I got out and played with them more often....
wished I yelled less and listened more.
Of course I still have time....
But the clock is ticking.