If you’re a parent too then you may have heard the same words of wisdom.
“Enjoy every moment… they grow so fast!”
You nod in agreement and think, “not fast enough” as you wait
This past week my first born turned 9 years old! Those words of wisdom resonate in my head and as I embrace our boy growing older. I am thankful for the years and yes, we made sure to enjoy every moment of it… but somehow I feel this sense of sadness as he grows more and more independent from me **trying so hard to hold back the tears**
Our family tradition is to take our babies (he will always be my baby no matter how old he may be) on their actual birth date on a day of fun if it falls on a weekday. They decide on the restaurant and itinerary and generally receive our presents that we’ve picked out on that day. On the weekend, we throw their birthday bash and have family and friends celebrate with us. We took him out to get his box of Krispy Kreme donuts (yum!) and then his restaurant of choice was Olive Garden (even more yum!). It’s amazing isn’t it? Where does the time go?
Our Pregnancy Picture (8 1/2 months along)