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How You Realize That Your Kids Are Growing Up Fast

Tara and Glenn as Tigger

To quote Darius Rucker, “It Won’t Be Last Like This For Long.” I always think of Tara when I hear that song.  Yesterday something else happened that made me realize that she is growing up so fast.I got home and there they were.  Her old sneakers sitting in the garbage….just sitting there.  I looked at them and said to myself, “Wow she’s getting so big too quick.”  So there I am standing in the kitchen, staring at a pair of sneakers in the garbage. My mind goes back to when she was born…on my birthday (best birthday present ever.)

I started thinking about the Tigger outfit that I put her in when she 1 and how just last week she proudly put on my Tigger outfit.  Her asking me to come to school to have lunch with her and then I’d go to her classroom and perform my only magic trick, “The Disappearing Foot Trick.”  She says it embarrasses her when I do it but I think she secretly likes it.

I think about the mornings when I check on the girls before I go to work. Some mornings I’ll stand and watch them sleep. I hope they don’t wake up, that would be quite a shock.

All this came flooding over me, as I’m watching a old pair of shoes in the garbage. I’m glad I was the only one there.  I’m so blessed to have my family and their growing up so quick. As I’m writing this, Trace Adkins “You’re Gonna Miss This” comes on.

It amazes me what will stop me in my tracks.  What makes you stop?  Leave a comment below.


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