Saturday, July 5, 2008
How Quickly They Grow
We spent the day with hubby's brother, his wife, and their year-old-son, J. He's an adorable little guy, and though they live in Northern Virginia (about an hour and a half from here) we haven't seen them since Christmas. That's far too long in the life of a child. I was looking at this photo of J and The Boy, thinking how quickly they grow. Seems like only yesterday that The Boy was this small (can you believe that?). The picture of these two cousins together, at such different points in their lives, kind of chokes me up.
I miss those days and hope that all of you mommies and daddies of toddlers out there will take a moment to hug them, to kiss them, to inhale that wonderful new smell they all seem to have (when the diaper is fresh), and nibble on their little toes. Enjoy just one quiet moment of communion with their tiny selves, knowing that someday they may grow to be 6'5" and have size 15 feet, knowing that someday they will go off to college and come home smarter than you, knowing that - if you're very lucky - they will someday reach out with a strong arm and pull you in for a bear hug at random, kissing the top of your head and saying, "Love ya, crazy Mom."
That's worth one big Binky-filled grin from J! Peace - D