A Time To Cherish

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They say a mom is busiest when her kids are toddlers, but I say the teen years have been giving serious competition.
Every season brings a unique fullness, but the desire to be FULLY present is emphasized when you realize how soon they will be gone.
2015 is the year Nate will turn 18, graduate, and move off on his own to attend college. It is bittersweet times in my heart these days.
I’m so proud of how well he’s been steering toward his future. He got his first college acceptance after pouring himself into studying for his SATs and senior year classes. Senior photos were also taken, yesterday, and I’m looking forward to seeing the end result.
Childhood is short, and nearly over for Nate, so I’m cherishing my time with him. This motherhood stuff, with it’s “letting them go” phase, is so much harder than I ever imagined.