My youngest little dude turns 14 today. My oldest will turn 16 in less than two weeks… Several years ago I read a passage in a book somewhere that said children are basically on loan to us for a little while. They are not ours to keep, we have them only a little while to teach, to guide and to love. That passage really stuck with me.
My little dudes are not so little anymore, my time with them seems a lot less than it did before. I’m OK with that, mostly. It is a greater thing to see them grow and become fully fledged people in their own right and I am not so selfish that I would have it any other way. But still, 14 & 16… Time moves too quickly.