Yesterday my baby boy started his Senior Year of High School! How in the world did that happen?! Last week when I took him to the school to get his schedule and ID, etc. I said "this is the last year I get to do this with you, how sad" I didn't have time to be too sad though, since I had to do it the very next day with Zach, who is a Junior this year.
It seems like just yesterday that we took Kyle to his first day of Kindergarten! And I was so sad then that he was growing up. And, I remember sitting in the hospital, having just given birth to my first child, I was holding him, and I very clearly remember praying at that moment for Jesus to come back and take us all to heaven before this child got old enough to go to school. And here he is finishing school already. I could have never pictured it then. (And if I could have imagined it, I wouldn't have pictured my baby boy with a beard!)
They say "Time flies when your having fun," but, I think Time flies when your raising kids! It's funny that when your going through each different stage with your kids, you think, will this never end? And then along comes a new faze and you wish you could go back to the way it used to be! I guess the key is to just be in the moment with your kids, and enjoy every age they are. They grow up way too fast anyway! We need to remember not to rush them by saying things like, I can't wait till their older, so I'll have more freedom, or hoping for a certain stage to end. They all have their hardships IE: infants, toddlers, school aged kids, pre-teens, teenagers, young adults. But, they all have there great points as well! There are great and fun aspects to every age we get to watch our kids go through. Take time to notice. Step back, watch them and you'll be amazed!