It seems like just yesterday I was 9 months pregnant with my first child, and seven days past my due date (I guess my labour-inducing skills don't work on myself!) I finally met my precious daughter -- Joelle Sherisse. Excuse me while I take a moment to reflect on those days nearly four and a half years ago....
(sorry for the poor picture quality...these are pictures of pictures)
Today I registered Joelle for Kindergarten.
That's right...in just less than 6 months from now, my eldest daughter will be taking the school bus to attend kindergarten classes -- in the very same school that her mother did -- and her journey through the education program officially begins.
How can this actually be happening?
Didn't I just give birth to my precious little angel? Didn't she just start to smile, walk, and speak her first words?
Didn't she just learn to drink out of a big-girl cup and stop wearing diapers? (oh no, wait -- that's my other daughter!)
The point is, time flies. People say it all the time -- myself included -- but why do I never fully grasp the reality of it?
But it's true. In six short months Joelle will only be at home with me for half the day. And the year after that she will be in school for the whole day -- every day. And that will be the new reality for the next 12 years.
And I can't even think about what's going to happen after that....
But it's all been put into motion. Can I freeze time for just a little bit?