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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Yet Another Milestone

I have shared my thoughts with you all before about my childrens' milestones.

When AC hits a milestone, I am so excited. Part of it is because she's the oldest and each milestone is something new for us. Another part of it is that we came so close to losing her that each milestone is even more amazing to me.

But it's different with LB.

She's the baby. So while I cheer her on with each milestone, I secretly cry and want to hold her back just a little.

I know that moving forward is the natural progression of life. And I want my kids to move forward. But with LB it's just hard.

That's why this past Sunday made me a little sad.

LB moved up to the preschool class at church. You know what that means?

I don't have any children in the nursery anymore.

Most of my friends think I'm nuts for being sad about this. They tell me the best is yet to come.

And don't get me wrong. We're sleeping through the night now (for the most part) and lovin' it. I don't want to go that far back.

But it makes me a little sad to think I no longer have a child in the nursery. Because that means I don't have babies anymore.

I have big kids.

As we were getting ready for church Sunday morning, I was telling LB that she was moving into AC's class that morning. AC said, "And if you cry, Lily, that's okay because I'll be right there with you."

Awwww. That's AC. Always the big sister.

And that's exactly what she did. She told me she stayed with LB the entire time. And LB came out of class that morning all happy and smiling. She did great. Just as I knew she would.

But me? Not so much :)

1 comment:

Glenni Lorick said...

Awwww. Each milestone with your last one really does bring a bittersweet mix of emotions. It hit me this weekend that this is John Carl's last year at the WCA elementary campus. He's so excited about moving up to the Brockway campus. But I'm hanging on to every precious day of 5th grade!