As I sit here, coffee in hand, I look back over thirteen years.
It's this surreal sort of feeling washing over my mind and heart……… this 5 foot 7 inch young man who once sat on my hip as I made dinner is turning 13 today.
I know it's cliche, but where did the time go? And has anyone else noticed that with each babe's arrival to the family things speed up even more?
I posted 6 months ago about him being twelve and a half. I blinked, and then here we were at thirteen.
Later today will come celebrations, good food, phone calls from loved ones far away and of course gifts. All of which I will share here tomorrow.
But now, now I just sit here, absolutely amazed that I am the mother to a teenager. And mostly, amazed at the wonderful young man he is becoming.
While reading a wonderful book last night that I highly recommend, I cam across these words, which fit my feelings perfectly (reminding me to stay in and enjoy this moment):
The past is sailing off to sea,
the future's fast asleep.
A day is all you have to be,
It's all you get to keep.
Happy Birthday Eldest.