How Time Flies!
They were so little! What happened? It went by so fast because I sure don’t remember blinking long enough for this much time to have passed already.
It doesn’t seem so long ago that they were toddlin’ along, insisting on walking as soon as they could. This was always an extremely exciting, yet also an extremely saddening occasion for me. On the one hand, I was allowed to witness them first hand absorbing the world around them and trying to catch as much of it as they possibly could while it passed by so quickly. If only they knew how much quicker time seems to pass as you get older.
On the other hand, it’s as equally sad because each exciting “step” they take brings them a bit closer to a sense of independence and less of a need for help from Mom. Now, I’m definitely not kidding myself, I know there will always be that level of needing your mom. We don’t get out of work that easily, but I suspect it is a different, yet as equally rewarding (hopefully) type of dependence.
And, such is life… no matter how ready you think you are mentally, you’re never actually ready.