Just seeing this in print is causing a stir of emotions.
Part of me keeps asking, where did time go and then I smile and think, job well done!
This is becoming real as any trip to the local Target will tell you it’s time to buy school supplies. Slowly, I am getting used to the idea of the last first day of school, all the lasts, and tissues for my tears. The other side of this is the anticipation for a new chapter and pondering where my amazing young man will be in 10 years.
Here is my advice to young moms:
- Take lots of pictures.
- Be an active mom with school functions.
- Each stage is wonderful, embrace it and savor every moment.
- Be true to your family. If your goal is to be busy then be busy, if your goal is to have quality family time, make it happen.
- School is one element of childhood. While important, lazy summers and family outings are important memories, too.
This summer, we have visited colleges and I see the excitement in your eyes, I also see the anxiety. Everything is going to turn out just right. You have mastered each step of your schooling and college will be the same.
Son, I want you to know I am so very proud of you! Your journey in life is just beginning and I look forward to sharing more firsts and yes, some lasts.