September got away from me a bit. It’s been a busy month with back to school and I’ll be honest… it’s been harder than expected. My son started his senior year of high school and Tess started her freshman year. How did this happen?!
Truth be told, when either of them walk in the room, I still see them like this:
When we snapped first day of school photos and this showed up on my camera, I was beside myself.
Then the photographer sent me the proofs of Evan’s senior photos and I cried.
Not quite an ugly cry, but there was definitely sobbing involved.
Don’t get me wrong… I’m incredibly proud of the grown people they are becoming. They are smart, interesting and wickedly funny individuals. And although I don’t expect them to stay little forever, knowing that our family dynamics are barreling towards change has been hard.
I’m not a fan of change and all of this reality has left me wanting to be as present as possible with the people that are most important to me. And they have patiently indulged me. We’ve been hanging out watching movies together without me on my laptop sizing blog photos. We’ve been spending more time talking after school rather than everyone heading off to homework or activities or blog writing. There’s been more investing in us for the sake of savoring our time together. It’s been good and I’m so very thankful.
So please pardon the inconsistency around here. There are still projects being tackled and stories to be told. But there is also lots of time being spent with those that hold my heart the most.
Have you ever been overwhelmed with how quickly the time goes? How do you handle change? Have you pushed pause on life to take a moment and just breathe?