Photo by Abigail
The days are slipping by at a rapid pace, and try as I might to slow the time, it isn't working. So much to do. So much that needs said.
When you're a mother of young children, the days sometimes seem long, and it often feels like they'll never grow up. But they do. Oh, how quickly, they do. Before you know it, they're spreading their wings and learning to fly. Sometimes, it makes my eyes grow moist. And other times I sit back, and take pleasure in the flight.
This week Collin has been absent from our home. He was selected to attend a week long Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute. He calls regularly and talks to each person in our family. Many nights Abigail has already been in bed, but he called her at lunchtime on Wednesday because he missed her. A 14 year old boy missing his sister; hmmmm. What a delightful young man! He's also called Jon several times. Yes, family is important to him.
Mac leaves for college two months from today. He's been working 40+ hours a week, but took Abigail on a "date" Tuesday afternoon. They bowled two games and then went to Steak and Shake for dinner. She was on cloud nine. So was I. My heart feels like bursting as I watch my two young men treating their younger sister with respect.
"I love you" is not used sparingly around here. I'm not the only one whom feels our family changing and the need to hold tightly to those around them.