... because they grow so very fast
This past Friday my oldest son graduated from high school.
Josh was three the first time I met him and has been a piece of my heart ever since. His dad and I dated for several years and we grew closer as a unit of three until we became a family in 2001.
Josh was in 1st grade when I became step-Mom.
He was 8 when he became a brother
(and he became a brother again and again in 2005 and 2010).
He started his freshman year in high school while his dad was in Iraq.
Sometimes I want moments of my day, week, month to go fast and then I remember how fast the years zoom by. I get frustrated with the toddler crying, the 1st grader fussing or the 3rd grader whining. Then I remember, Josh was there at one point in his life. It didn't last forever. One bad moment in a sea of happy moments is nothing to get hung-up on.
Josh, you have shaped me as a mother in intangible ways.
To all the moms & dads of little ones, I will leave you with this thought, song, video:
"Turn around and it is time to let them go"...
- Leanne from MilitaryAvenue.com
PS: We laugh. We were the young parents at 38 years old at graduation this past Friday. We will be the