Well little Raisin, today you’re 4! And I’m so proud to be called Mama by you every single day and kiss your face until it drives you crazy. Because I want to remember what’s going on, every year I like to whip together this conversation with Raisin during his birthday week. It’s great because last year he was able to answer most of them, and well this year they’re all his own responses! It’s funny to look back and see what he was into, what he liked and didn’t like at the time and how much it has or hasn’t changed! We’ve started another little tradition compiling these year to year and I can’t believe we’re already on year 4!
The fastest 4 years of my life have flown by. Growing up, all you want is for time to speed up – even after your parents tell you there’s no rush to become an adult in your teen years. Totally guilty of acting older than I always was and never believing time was so important. But that saying is so true, age brings wisdom – and I didn’t really understand it as a kid. I felt I knew it all and had all the answers…wow how wrong was I!? Well on some things…I’d like to say I was pretty savvy growing up – but of course pretty clueless on others! #guiltyascharged
But wow, does time really change when you become an adult, and more so (for me anyways) when you’re a parent. I remember the first week that went by after Raisin joined us to become our family of three. I couldn’t believe how fast the first week went by, then the next, which eventually become 6 months and then all of a sudden I was back at work after a year…driving in tears no less because I wasn’t spending the day with my side kick. I know I’m not alone here because all moms before me gave me the heads up! And here we are four – FOUR years later and it feels like 2 at most.
We have new traditions, I see life in a totally different light, and I’m totally grateful for it all. Thanks to this little man for teaching us so much, and of course us teaching him just as much too. The world is a better place because you’re in it. xoxo