" To live is an awfully big adventure" -J M Barrie Peter Pan
Little heart just be patient, you're not out on your own yet.
Little heart take your time, you're growing fast enough.
Little heart where you go, know you walk with love.
My Little Hearts are getting so big. K starts school tomorrow! I can't believe it and J is learning so many new things everyday. They were just little yesterday. You blink and they're hitting new milestones. I'm pretty sure this is every parent's bittersweet trial. The joy watching your children grow and achieve new things while still wanting to hold onto the "littleness" a touch longer!
I am so proud of those boys. I sometimes get annoyed when I see the: "I created the best most perfect child ever- oh look what I did and how amazingly perfect they are" schtick that I've seen sometimes on social media. I am however, so proud of both of the kids. They have achieved things because they are wonderful little beings. I think they are amazing, because they are themselves. While they certainly aren't perfect, they are full of life in such a pure way. Their smiles are so precious and their curious little minds are a wonder to watch. They are tender-hearted, stubborn, silly, joyful children. It is such a privilege to be there as they grow up.
However, I come to these "slipping through my fingers moments". Boy those get to me. They are still are in the middle of their big adventure. Everyday something new, everyday is still big to them, everyday is a chance for those smiles so full of life.
(Excuse- because I am totally crying right now)...
I remember holding J when he was about 3 months old and just crying because his newborn-ness was already fading away. That in blink of my eyes he wouldn't be that little baby anymore. It feels like just a few months ago K was 2 years old with those big, big eyes asking to cuddle between his Dad and I. I never dreamed it would go this fast and I am hugely relieved that there's still lots of childhood left. We have lots of adventures yet to go on.
That's what I'm going to hang onto tomorrow. There are so many more adventures for us. We have lots of milestones yet and as they grow and develop as people, I'm excited to see who they will become. Until then, however, I will be enjoying right now. Even the whining, even the tantrums, even the difficult moments: because the next time I blink- they'll be even bigger.