driving down the road the other day, i reached for my starbucks and gave it a little shake. just a little coffee left. thankful, i tilt the cup waaaay back to get every last drop.
in that moment, as though looking through a photo album, i see three babies. my babies. each them with a sippy cup, angled just so, head thrown back enjoying the last sips of milk.
(i always feel like i'm drinking from a sippy cup when i have coffee out...)
|double fisting the sippers|
everyone will say it, but man, time flies.
those days felt so long, but the years truly are, as they say, short.
i kept those sippy cups around for a few years after my youngest outgrew them (much sooner than the other two, as these things go). i told myself it was a good thing to have on hand for when baby-friends came to visit.
i think we can be honest and agree, i just didn't want to stop seeing them in my cupboard!
ages and stages, this too shall pass, cherish every moment....
take from this what you will.
i took a few moments to look through old pictures and remember with a smile. i looked at my kids and wondered what i will miss the most about the stage they're in now.
and then i decided to be here now, present and alert.
and i chose to say Thank You.