I found this quote about children and how fast they grow. It made me think of it as I looked at this photo of our youngest son Lee turning 17, and having our 4 year old granddaughter Angie on his lap. How did that happen? For all you young moms out there, please take a deep breath and slow down, and try to savor every moment with your little ones, even if that means just snuggling and changing diapers. Time truly does fly! Trust me on this one!
You spend years trying to get them off the ground.
You run with them until you are both breathless. They crash ... they hit the roof ... you patch, comfort and assure them that someday they will fly.
Finally, they are airborne.
They need more string, and you keep letting it out.
They tug, and with each twist of the twine, there is sadness that goes with joy.
The kite becomes more distant, and you know it won't be long before that beautiful creature will snap the lifeline that binds you together and will soar as meant to soar ... free and alone.
Only then do you know that you have done your job.
"We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today." ~Stacia Tauscher