Friday, May 15, 2009

Do I really want them to grow up?

Oh can I get a PRAISE GOD that we are at the end of the school year??!!!! But, for a second as I cleaned up my kitchen this morning, I could have cried. Not tears of joy, but tears of sadness.

This is it. No more recess for my 5th grader. My last child is the only one in elementary. I'll have two kids in middle school next year. WHAT??? EXCUSE ME??? HUH???!!!!

They are growing up right before my eyes and I just don't know how much more I can take.

I love my babies. They are always my babies. They make me so unbelievably happy. I hope I'm doing a good job at this mothering thing. They will be gone in the blink of an eye. *tears*

Ok, carry on. I'll get back to my happy thoughts of an "almost completed school year."

WOO HOO!!!!!!
(But it's ok kids if you choose to slow down the pace of this maturity thing)
your #1 fan


mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Fran...I think I cry almost as much on the LAST day of school as I do on the FIRST. For me, it just represents another year of them growing less and less dependent on me and more and more into the person they'll become. It is heart-wrenching and so very bittersweet.

ocean mommy said...

Oh girl I hear you.

Right now, Emma is cleaning the bathroom totally messed with my heart when she told me she could reach all the supplies by herself. When did she get so big????

Of course, she'll probably need me to cuddle with her later after somesort of bed jumping accident occurs. :)

Enjoy those boys my friend!

Love you

Tammy said...

So sweet! And what a handsome bunch. We are done with school next Friday and my oldest will be a 5th grader next year. Where does the time go?! *cry*

Inksstillwet said...
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Inksstillwet said...

I KNOW! My daughter will be in “intermediate” (4-5 grades) school next year and it always cracks me up when she talks about the girls going to a picnic table and visiting while the boys are over playing wall ball or soccer. And my little man? He can’t stand it when I call him little guy. It starts early, doesn’t it?!

HisTreasuredPossession said...

oh my!! the heart i hear breaking mine or yours?! I know it's fast and not slowing down; but sweet Jesus, help our hearts!!!

love you Fran! Thankful for you in so many ways!

Patty said...

Yes, they do grow up way to fast. As I sit here , I cannot believe my oldest will be 21 this year. I really want to plan something HUGE for him.
You know what? As they get older the relationship changes but it is still sweet. I love my adult sons and I even like them. :)

Wait until they have a job and start driving and girlfriends/boyfriends ...have mercy, only God could have gotten me through that!! lol

Love you!

His Girl said...

I do get a little freaked out on birthdays and milestones, but truth be told, the older my kids get the more I enjoy them. Teenagers are so much more fun than I thought they would be. I love their independence and conversational skills. I love not chasing after them, I love not picking up after them, I love that they can be at home while I run to the store. It's pretty neat-o, and though I miss some parts of the younger days, I wouldn't turn back time for all the money in the world :)

Carolina Mama said...

Hi Fran, I'm used to visiting on Twitter and what a day to read here. :) So true! I'm trying to get a handle on age 8 for both of my guys! Blessings.

Mary Snyder said...

Fran -- embrace and enjoy these years. They are so very precious. My baby girl will be in 11th grade next year. Wasn't it just a few weeks ago she was in first grade.

I adore my teenage daughter and my 22 year old, married lady, daughter. They (along with their Dad) are my most favorite people and I'd like them even if I hadn't given birth to them.

Enjoy these years, but know this: the years to come are equally wonderful, just different.

Alana said...

You have me in tears now! My youngest is going to's a big year for me. Ugh.

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