Here is a simple before and after picture post. I am amazed that it has happened. But I am happy that it happened, because I know this is what is supposed to happen. Why am I using happen so often? Not sure, but it seemed very appropriate to babble lots of nonsense, because this is a really big thing in the timeline of a Mom. We know that it is going to happen, yet we are always emotionally unprepared.
So what happened?
My oldest is now taller than me! Acckk! I guess I thought that he would always be shorter than me and stay my baby. But, I think he has other plans. He is turning into such a great young man. But he has also had some really great role models, like my husband and F-I-L. He has his moments when he is still my little boy, and I am sad that those are growing so few and far between.
I am amazed sometimes about how fast things can change. One moment he was this handsome little baby that needed his Mom for everything. When he was tired, he would come to me for cuddles. When he was hurt, I was the one he turned to. When he was hungry, only Mom’s grilled cheese sandwich would do. Now it’s, Mom I need you to give me a ride. Mom, I need some money for lunch. Mom, my cell phone needs to be renewed. Yeah, I am still needed, but not quite in the same way.
It’s sad. And kind of sucky. I am not ready for him to grow up and stop needing his Mom so much for the basic needs. It hurts sometimes that I am only a means to the material needs. Again, part of growing up, but not a joy.