Someday I am going to have to drop my baby girl off for her first day of school. If I’m lucky she will turn around and wave one last time before racing into the building. I will fight back the tears so she doesn’t see them, smile back at her, and leave, knowing a piece of me is somewhere in my rear-view mirror.
Someday I am going to sit in an auditorium, surrounded by other parents, as my son’s name is read and he gets his diploma. When I close my eyes I will still see that blonde, goofy little boy who loves trucks so much. And if I’m lucky, he won’t think he’s too old to give his mom a big hug in front of his friends.
Someday I’m going to watch my daughter walk down the aisle. She will be the most beautiful bride I’ve ever seen. I will remember the time she married Daddy in the kitchen, when she was just 4 and danced on his feet. And I won’t be able to hide the tears.
Someday I will hold my first grandchild. I will look at that sweet face and remember my own sweet babies.
Someday my children will grow up, move out, and start families of their own.
But right now?
Right now I am thankful to have this time with them. Right now I am thankful for each and every hug and sweet kiss on the cheek my little boy gives me. Right now I am thankful for the chance to hear each crazy little song my daughter creates as she plays.
What are you thankful for this week?
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(Inspired by a prompt on Mama Kat’s Writer’s
Workshop: Someday I am going to ______________.)
Also shared on Black Tag Diaries