As my boys drove off in separate cars this morning to return to school to finish their last semester at their universities I sit here with a mixture of pride and excitement for them, but also a bit of sorrow that it all flew by so quickly.
I realize that things are once again about to change - they are about to turn the page and enter the next phase of life.
There were so many things I had planned on doing with them, so many places I wanted to show them, but the time just wasn't long enough! Yes, we can still try to get to rent a villa in Tuscany and enjoy the amazing food and wine, the cabin in the mountains in Norway where I wanted to show them how beautiful it is with snow that looks like a million diamonds in the sun, and even taking them on a safari adventure in Kruger park seeing the big 5.
But they will now embark on their own lives where parents are no longer in charge, or even priority #1 - which, don't get me wrong - is exactly how it should be.
Just know that you only have about 18 years (22 if you count college) with your kids to make those important memories - and believe me, those years fly by in a flash!
Lene H. Minyard