Friday, May 2, 2008
Where Did the Years Go?
People always told me to hang onto my little girls and enjoy every minute. They said "they grow up too fast" and "these are the best years of your life." At the time it seemed like my life as the mom would go on forever. It was my new reality. I don't think I fully comprehended what they were saying until the past few years. And they were so right. Of course, it's impossible to enjoy every minute when you're in the midst of it. Sick kids, sleepless nights, bad attitudes and temper tantrums are not something to look forward to. But now that I'm almost through raising my sweet little girls, I totally understand what they were trying to tell me. Jenna will graduate this month and next fall Kim and I will be official empty-nesters. I can't say I enjoyed every minute, but overall I have to admit that the years since Kristin was born have truly been the happiest years of my life and that makes this transition a little hard for me. I'm so proud of both of my girls and I know that no matter what - my life has been blessed by their presence.