Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Up.

Last night, when I went in to kiss Peter goodnight, he was already asleep.  I guess the long weekend camping and the knowledge he had to be at school at 6:30 this morning for a field trip were too much for him.  Normally he's still wide awake when I go to bed.

But tonight his eyes were closed in sleep and his mouth was parted ever so slightly.  His leg had worked it's way out from under the covers and was laying halfway down the side of the bed.

It took me by surprise, the length of that leg and the size of that foot. 

When did my baby get to be so long?  So big?  So old?

I don't know why it caught me off guard.  It's been coming for years.  Ever since he was born really.

I guess in the quiet it's more obvious.  In the darkness it's more clear.  

He's growing up. 





5 comments:

Mari said...

They really do seem to grow up so fast, and occasionally it takes you by surprise. Sometimes I would like to go back in time and just hold them again!

Billie Jo said...

Yes, they do that.
I look at Madison and think that there is no way. No way she is 17.
I was 17 when I met Steve for Heavens sake!!!
Tara wrote something in a comment to me that stuck with me...she said we will have to help each other through bit by bit...Makes me feel better knowing we are all growing through this together. : )
He is a handsome young man, your son...
Hugs!

jennwa said...

Our kids are growing up so fast, but I am glad they are growing up together !!!

Amelia Bentrup said...

What a handsome boy!

Busy Bee Suz said...

It's amazing isn't it??
He is such a handsome young man.....and a good egg too. You did good Mama!