It will be over before you know it.

It will be over before you know it, they always say. But, yet it’s just the beginning.

I watch your little hands, as they carefully move the spoonful of cereal to your mouth and you take a bite. There was a time I once fed you. Those little hands will continue to grow.

I watch you as you dress yourself in the mornings and tie your shoes. There was a time I would wrestle you around on the floor to get one article of clothing on, only to turn around for a second and you had it removed. I’m not even going to talk about the shoes.

I watch you as you brush your own teeth or jump on the potty without any of my assistance. There was a time I had to help and guide you.

I watch you as you make your own drinks and pick out your own snacks. There was a time I had to make you sit down at certain times to make sure you would eat and drink.

I watch you as you walk into school so confidently, ready to learn and see your friends. There was a time you never left my side.

I sit in my truck, in the pick up line, with an empty backseat waiting for it to be filled. There was a time it was full of giggles and “mommy I’m bored.”

Time flys in the blink of an eye. Some days seem tough, but before you know it, it’s over and you won’t get it back. Enjoy the time while you have it. Take in every minute and make the best out of every situation. Don’t takd for granted the times when they are little. Before you know it you will be saying, ” I miss them being that small.”

It will all be over before you know it, even though it’s just began.

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