For the past few weeks I’ve been participating in Mama Kat’s Writers Workshop and it’s been a lot of fun. It’s easy because it’s only once a week and I have almost 4 days to think about and write on one (or more) of the assignments that she emails out to everyone.
This week there were several choices that I pondered and it was finally today that I chose one. It just came to me! I knew exactly what I wanted to write about.
I was holding on tight but… eventually you have to let go. You can’t hold on forever although you can try. I know I have been doing exactly that.
Yesterday I took #1 daughter (Caitlin) to registration for her freshman year of high school. It was hard and even harder is today I’m taking #2 daughter (Natalie) for registration at the middle school.
Somewhere along the way I missed about 10 years of my kids life. It just slipped by so quickly that I have no idea where the time went. I know I was there! I have pictures, memories, and keepsakes. But they grew up no matter how hard I held on or how much I wanted them to stay little.
All to soon they’re be going to college and moving out of the house forever. I know I won’t be able to handle it! Seriously…. Caitlin went away for two weeks this summer and I didn’t know what to do!
People always say that taking their kids to their first day of kindergarten is hard, sad, or difficult for them. Well, I’ll tell ya what… taking your child to their first day of middle school is much worse. Dropping them off and then watching them walk away to talk & laugh with their friends without a care in the world is hard to watch. They’ve grown up. Reached a point in their lives where they’re not little kids anymore and you’re not the most important thing in the world to them. The second day, third day, and there after get better. Trust me they do!
I still try to hold on tight and they often fight it, but they’re always going to be my babies. And I will always be here for them no matter what.
On the other side I still have one in elementary school who still thinks I’m the greatest and of course there’s my little man who’s 7 months old and I am the world to him! I still have time to hold on tight to the little ones.
I will always hold them tightly to me in my heart even though I have to let them grow and learn and become who they want to be as adults. And someday (hopefully not soon!!) they’ll be in my shoes and I’ll have cuddly cute grandbabies to hold tight.
Hold tight while you can and cherish the time that you have because it goes by so fast and one day you wake up and they’re teenagers and you don’t even realize where the time went.
Enjoy the time with your kids. Hold tight…