Milestones. A milestone is a significant and important event in someone’s life. People of all ages experience milestones throughout their entire lives. As babies and children, life is a whirlwind of turning points and breakthroughs. It’s one of the most beautiful and rewarding things to witness as a parent, seeing your children succeed. Whether it be lifting their tiny bobble heads as infants, watching them get on the bus for the first time as kindergarteners, or seeing them stand at the alter or their wedding…the overflowing pride never ceases to exist.
With overload of happy emotions comes that gripping pain in your stomach that never makes much sense. Why are these incredibly joyous moments in your child’s life attached to a pain you couldn’t possibly put into words?..Why, for every tear of joy is there another of sadness? Is sadness the correct description? If I knew, I’d say so..
Let’s face it, we all, at one point or another, have wished our kids back down to a 8lb bundle of soft wrinkley baby. We’ve also dreamed of watching them crawl across the never clean enough floor for the first time once more…
“Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know whatcha got till it’s gone”…Yes, Joni Mitchell, it does. And I wish I could take a Big Yellow Taxi back into the past and grip those moments a little tighter.
That’s it though… Grip as tight as you can to each and every second of each and every day that you have with you children.. at any and all ages. We’re not allowed to keep them 100% to ourselves for 100% of their lives… Why? Screw you Sigmund Freud. It is what it is. Love them with everything you’ve got forever and enjoy the perks out of all the various stages they will go through.
Life is too short. So lets perk up the quality, verses quantity, and enjoy it. There’s way too much to be grateful for.