As I was prepping for dinner this afternoon, my mind was wandering around the fact that tomorrow is the 4th of July. I remembered that when I decided to go back to school, I started with a summer session – classes began on the day after July 4th. I have a weird memory. I was thinking about how it’d been two years since I’d decided to go back to school, which led me to think about how it’d been two years since I’d quit a job I hated. (Wal-Mart.) I decided to look back on the blog and see if I had documented my last day at work. I found a post (this one) that stated that my last day at work had been June 29th and that my first day back to college (with my fourth and final major) would be July 5th.
I’ve come such a long way since then. I have a college degree! I’m certified to teach! I should (cross my fingers) never ever ever ever ever have to work at Walmart AGAIN!
I am so thankful.
However, how far I’ve come and how much I’ve changed is not the topic for this blog. As I was flipping (scrolling) through my blog posts from June 2010, I ran across these pictures…
WHERE DID MY BABY GO?!? It makes my heart hurt. These pictures are all from before he turned one and he’ll be three this summer. THREE!! He sleeps in a toddler bed. He doesn’t need a highchair anymore. He’s walking and talking and singing. He walked in the living room earlier and started singing his ABCs to me – first time he’s sang them alone and by himself, much less unprompted. I wanted to cry. And later, when he sang them for his daddy, I did cry.
I love this age… but man, the years are just flying by. There are days when I just want to rewind…just for a few minutes, and have him be a little baby again.
And I know in a few years when he’s starting preschool (hold me!) I will look back at his age now and think, “he was so little! when did he grow up?!”