An Open Letter to All Moms | They Grow Up Too Fast


An Open Letter to All Moms | They Grow Up Too Fast

The other night I stayed up long past midnight holding a sleeping baby.
Our baby.
My baby.

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I swear he was born just yesterday…right?

It seems I am constantly reminded that they grow up too fast.

Today Kreed is 4 months old and I am so fearful that I will wake up tomorrow and he will be 1. I can’t stand the thought of him being 5. I refuse to think about the day when he will eventually turn 14 let alone 30.

I always find myself begging him, “Just stay little. Please, can’t you just stay little?”

I know that he will grow up…that’s life. But one thing will never change no matter how many candles are blown out on his birthday cake; he will always be my baby boy.

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Experienced Moms– You were right. They grow up too fast. I know I refused to believe you but here I am, learning it firsthand. I promise I will listen to you in the future. I promise that I will always put my baby and my family first. This is time I can’t get back. Thank you for teaching me this.

New Moms– Hold your babies as much as you can. Unfortunately, they will never be this little again. Cherish every moment that you have with them. Look deep into their eyes. Take pictures every day. You will look back and be amazed at how much they change so quickly.

Soon to be Moms– Enjoy your pregnancy. Don’t wish it away. There will come a time when you long for those kicks and even the aching ribs. The day will come where you will find yourself in a delivery room. It will be the longest yet shortest experience of your life. You will be blessed with that little ninja baby and you will feel a joy that is unimaginable and unexplainable. I know everyone has been telling you that it’s worth the wait. They aren’t lying!

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The facts are that there are 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour, 24 hours in a day, 7 days in a week…you get the point. Don’t wish those moments away!

Whether your grown son or daughter doesn’t visit you enough, your teenager is talking back, your 5-year-old refuses to listen, your newborn is crying, or you can’t get through the day without your head in a toilet from morning sickness, it is still time going by.

It still means that your baby is growing up.
Growing older.
It is time you can never get back with them.

Don’t take the time for granted.
Hold your babies no matter their age.

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It is true what they say; they grow up too fast.


 

  1. Lindsey Hoy

    July 22, 2016 at 3:21 am

    I remember a sweet & sassy girl playing dress up and singing me Lorrie Morgan songs way past her bedtime! 🙂

    1. lenae8998@gmail.com

      July 22, 2016 at 10:52 pm

      🙂 🙂 haha! So Cute!!!!!

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