When They Grow Up in a Second

May 5, 2014

Do you know those times when you look at your child and it’s like somehow they change into a grown-up version of themselves in an instant before your eyes? That.   

when the kids grow up before your eyes

when the kids grow up before your eyes

From my vantage point on the sand on a lazy Saturday afternoon, I watched my son march up to me with purpose.  I gasped internally as he came closer because in those seconds, I got a glimpse the man he will become one day.  My son is my youngest child and so there’s a sad-happy sweetness for me as he matures: his achievements and growth so often mean shutting a door on a part of my life.

But then, only moments later, my little boy was there again, flying his stick plane in the air with abandon. I delighted in it.

You have to treasure all of it as it happens…in the ebbs and flows.

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CathyNo Gravatar May 6, 2014 at 9:48 am

What beautiful pictures of your son! I had those moments & now I look up into the eyes of my 6ft+ son at 16 years old & wonder where the time went….& now I have flashes of the little boy he once was & the man he is becoming. What a journey a Mum has :)

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Kelly Be A Fun MumNo Gravatar May 8, 2014 at 2:19 pm

I’ve always wondered what that would be like: when my son is taller than me (and I think he’s be quite tall when he is fully grown!). Yes, what a journey.

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