Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Five

Not a baby, not a toddler, not a preschooler anymore. I have a boy… a five year old boy.

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When Audrie entered this stage, the transition was made easier by the impending promise of getting to revisit these stages. But now, 5 years later, I don’t have the distraction of preparing for a new little one, so the impact of how quickly my children are growing up is weighing on me. I have a 10 year old and a 5 year old. I say it every year, but how’d we get here so fast? I don’t know, but it makes me all the more thankful that I’ve had the opportunity to stay at home with them, watch them grow, and see them through all of these stages.

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At times I take it for granted. I get distracted by the busyness of life. But then, I blink and my baby’s five, and I realize just how important these years have been and continue to be. I want to just sit here and hold my baby for as long as he’ll let me. I want to remind him always that he once told me he’s going to live with me forever. I feel so blessed to be his mommy.

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Happy birthday, sweet boy!

I love you,

Momma.

4 comments:

Shum Girl said...

How sweet.
Kids grow too fast! It is a cruel trick God played on us.
I love those cute freckles.

Donna Casey VanCleve said...

Tell Finn I'm thinking about him today & that Nonna loves him very much. And you can tell Audrie the same. Love my grandkids so much.

Donna Casey VanCleve said...

I forgot he was not quite a year old in my profile picture. We were watching the parade the month before.

Jenna said...

Happy Birthday, Finn!!