How do they grow up so fast?
Isn’t that the question we all ask ourselves at some point?
“I remember like it was yesterday” is so cliché, but it’s true.
My teenage daughter tweeted to her friends, “ I don’t know what I’d do without my mother. I feel so much for those who have lost theirs.” What could be a better present than that?
She’s growing up so quickly. Now, a sophomore. Soon to be a junior in high school.
Her father and I are feeling a bit overwhelmed by the job that lays ahead, helping her prepare for her next steps.
We’re already so proud of her and if I could bare her growing up, I wouldn’t be able to wait to see what exciting things she’ll accomplish.
Very athletic, she’s recently been accepted on a lacrosse travel team and will be traveling the nation this summer, competing in scouting tournaments.
While the experience is quite expensive, it’s a wonderful opportunity for her, both personally and for her future. The possibility of a college scholarship is very attractive, as one might imagine.
In preparation, we are trying to help her in researching what career paths she might choose, to determine what colleges and universities she might be interested in attending, while trying to keep the experience fun and exciting, as opposed to frightening or overwhelming.
How ironic, to see her through my mom goggles as still that little girl with whom I spent so many sunny afternoons, chasing butterflies, saving worms and giggling while, at the same time, researching SAT Tutoring.
This Mother’s Day, my gift to myself is the reminder to cherish every single moment with my children, giving of myself to them just as much as there possibly is to give… and more.
Baby Feet Image. Present Image.