Friday, February 12, 2010

Another stage...

Our youngest is five years old, not yet in kdg, but has her first loose tooth.  How bittersweet is that?  I've been trying to hold on to her "babiness" as long as possible since she is my youngest and our last child.  It's hard enough right now to admit that she'll be in kdg this coming fall (as well as our oldest being a senior in high school in the fall).  It's so wonderful watching them grow yet at the same time I am saddened that this day will never be here again.  My oldest has no more baby teeth to lose.  My youngest will never again shout in excitement at the initial discovery of her first loose tooth.

I've learned through these oh so quick years to savor each day and not to wish away the days.  When I meet a new mom who says something like, "I can't wait until they're crawling" or "I can't wait until they're old enough to do {xyz}" I try to remind them how quickly each phase goes and not wish the time away.  There are days I'll look at my oldest, 16 yrs old, and long for the days of holding my infant first born.  Then I look at the person she has become and I beam with pride. 

My babies are growing up so fast, but I'm enjoying the time I have with them.  It won't be long before they have babies of their own.  I am looking forward to that time, but not too soon - I want to hold on to this day while I can!

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