Obviously it is a given that time moves quickly, my sweet ones. But Mommy has been rather slow to understand just how quickly.
There was a time when it was so exciting for me to dream of the next thing. I couldn't wait for you to sit up and eat baby food and walk to me and talk and run. But now, you can do all of those wonderful things. The joy I felt at each event was tangible and the million pictures I took serve as permanent memories for me to reflect on. I still remember each moment and am looking forward to all the things you will do in the future.
However, I have reached a new place in my momhood. These ages you are at right now, and this time we are in right now; this is my next.
I am savoring this stage, because I fear if I blink we will be in the next of 1st and 3rd grade. The next of middle school. The next of dating talks... (oh heaven help me) I know that the joy of your accomplishments will be tangible then too. Heart-bursting joy and a million more pictures. But for now, these little moments are enough.
I'm living my nexts. Thank you both for the countless lessons on love and life.