I was the Young Mom

I was the young mom, walking my oldest child down the halls to his prek class. My big boy was clinging to my leg, while my little pitter patter ran wild a head of us.

My son would cry and scream not wanting me to leave him, but I would have to. I felt guilty as pitter patter and I walked back down the hallway to go home, leaving him behind.

I was the young mom who had an infant/toddler clinging to me at every school party and field trip. I remember being told, “it won’t be long before she starts school.” They were right.

My oldest is now older and doesn’t even give bye hugs anymore. My youngest is no longer a pitter patter and full of confidence with lots of friends.

As my kids and their fellow students celebrate 100 days of school, the teachers are on a countdown of 80 days until school is over. But me, I think of how once this school year is over, another one begins. When another one begins, they continue to move on to the next levels of their lives.

They continue to move on and there’s no turning back. The young mom stage is gone, the pitter patter stage is gone, and now the prek stage is gone. They continue to grow and change while you will be left wondering when was the last time you heard the “hot dog” song.

At the time, it seemed like it would last forever. They are only 4 right? But then 4 turns to 5, 5 turns to 6, then bam! We push them to be independent and not need us anymore. We succeed, but then we sit back and wonder where did that time go.

The Lord doesn’t tell us we can keep our precious littles. But, we must raise them, teach them, and release them out into the world to do the same. So enjoy them during every single stage. Don’t take your time for granted. It may seem slow at the time, but it goes by fast. Before you know it, you will be wondering where it went.

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Mandy Vinson

I am Mandy Vinson and I am a singer/songwriter, author, blogger, and on occasion and dabble into poetry. I am a wife, a mother of two children and a child of God. My hobbies include playing games with my kids and spending time with my family, being outdoors, writing, playing guitar, and singing.

2 thoughts on “I was the Young Mom”

  1. I love this post! I’m not a mom (yet) but I understand the feeling of your children to be all clung onto you at the age of 2 to now going to school without needing you to walk them in.
    It’s tough! I remember my mom still tried to walk me into school when I was in grade 5 haha.

    Thanks for sharing your story!

    C. Smith || http://www.csmithlifestyle.com ||


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