Saturday, August 21, 2010

Reality Check

 
 

Where to begin?

This week has been really sobering for me.

After Monday, I will no longer be the Mom
with a kid in preschool and a baby...

I'll be the Mom with a kindergartner and a
preschooler.

It seems like only yesterday I was swaddling each of them to take their naps or watching them sleep while we sat in the rocking chair.

Those are precious fleeting moments, I will store up in
my heart for the rest of my life.

My kids have grown up so quickly in the grand scheme of things!
Too quickly...

Every moment I have spent at home with them over the past 5 years has been such a blessing.  One that I don't take for granted now that I am about to return to the work place.  Everyday I stayed home was a chance for me to love, nurture, care for, play with, teach, and listen to with the ears, eyes, and hands of a mother.  Molding and making memories, that's what we did together.  Molded each other into the person we needed them to be. 

Cade is my first born. 
He MADE me a mother and taught me how to be one. 
Gracyn came along and molded me into the mother of a precious girl.  My heart will never be the same because it sees the world differently.  And the world is different because of them
and so am I.

In all of the best ways imaginable


So I will cherish each and every day

because

I know the memories will be with me always,

but my little boy and little girl won't. 


 
 
 

7 comments:

Jennifer said...

So sweet, Becky! It made me nearly tear up thinking about how our kids really do grow up so quickly! Love and miss you, friend!

Rebecca said...

Oh you made me cry!! They do grow up too quickly :) I really miss you!

Mimi said...

Cade will have so much fun with you teaching at his school..isn't GOD wonderful! Hope you have a great first day!Your children are so blessed~

jane deere said...

So true, Becky! I hope you have a week full of fun, new memories!

Janie Alaniz said...

Becky, Just remember they will always be your babies!

They do up quickly and you will always have wonderful memories.

The kids are so blessed!

Can't wait to see the pictures from Cade's first day of school.

Amanda said...

You sure do know how to make a mama cry! I've been thinking about you a lot this week. I really hope it's going well. Love you!

Melissa said...

Beautifully written, Becky--y'all were in my thoughts and prayers on Monday! I can't believe how quickly these babies turned into kindergardeners.