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Saturday, May 22, 2010
Before and After
How does this happen?? In a blink of an eye a precious child goes from a baby, to Kindergarten, to High School, to Manhood. As he grows big and handsome, and more importantly good, you don't understand how it happened so fast!! How can I remember the day he was born, his first smile, his first "mama" and yet not remember where I put my purse?
I truly believe time goes by faster when you have children. You don't want to get older. You don't want THEM to get older. Yet when you see them growing into honest, capable young men, you can't help but feel a great sense of pride. Your age is marked by their milestones. I clearly remember after my First son was born, every time I saw another mother, I felt akin to her. As if Motherhood was a sacred secret, a secret all woman have, that is only revealed once they become a Mother. I smiled at every woman with a child. I too knew the secret.
I think the biggest surprise to me is, I still worry about my kids just as much as when they were toddlers. Well, probably more. I won't be there all the time. It is hard to let go of that hand. Even though that hand is no longer a chubby little one.