Friday, January 18, 2013
In That Moment, You Grew Up
Do you ever look at your kid/s and in that moment. . .all of the sudden they look like they became another year older right in that second? As I came home from work last night, pulled into the driveway and the garage door opens Logan is standing in there with his bike. He looked like a full grown teenager standing in there. I just stared at him while he directed me in the garage. It felt like a smack in the face. A moment of, how did he get this old? When did this happen? Followed up with the thought of "Oh my god, I love him so much I feel like I could explode!"
After I parked he opened up my door and gave me the biggest hug. I told him I missed him today, he said " I missed you too mom, you I love". You I love is something him and I say constantly to eachother. Then I said "I want to take a picture of you real quick". His cheeks super rosy from riding his bike in the cold weather and him looking so grown up. I wanted to capture him right there. Right as he was in that moment.
He giggled when I asked him to take a photo but was happy to and said "does my hair look all crazy or something?" I told him no, that he just looks really handsome and I wanted to take a photo.
I know I say this ALL OF THE TIME, but it goes by so quickly. He has this little mustache starting to come in, his mannerisms are changing, he is getting taller, he is speaking differently, his wants and needs are changing. But some things stay the same and I am so thankful for those things. He still wants me to put him to bed, lay there, talk with him and see how hard he can make me laugh. He still wants me to bake him cookies so we can hang out in the kitchen together. He still wants me to drive him to the bus stop in the morning, gives me a kiss and screams "You I love!" as he runs out of the car. I could never put into words or express how much those things mean to me. I will hold onto them and treasure them forever and ever.