Yesterday marked another milestone in our family.....the 1st day of school 2014. This year is unlike those before as we have one entering into his last year of middle school and the other starting her last year of elementary school. That means that soon, I will no longer have any children in elementary school.....can that even be true?
It's hard for me to imagine that not so very long ago, I was washing bottles, changing diapers and pushing them around in the buggy at Wal-Mart. Just WHERE did the time go?
It's definitely bittersweet watching your kids grow up. I remember thinking the sleepless nights and cries to be carried throughout the mall would last forever but little did I know that soon they'd be too big for me to carry (or at least comfortably).
So, mama (or daddy) whatever season you are in - know that it won't last forever. Cherish each moment of each day....even in the worst of days, try to find the rainbow. One day, you will long for a time when you can read just one more story at bedtime.....or just one more ________.
And yes, I even have to remind myself to enjoy the season of parenting a teen and tween cause I know that just as the toddler years FLEW by - these will as well. I'm choosing to cherish each moment of each day because they go by way too quickly.
"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens"