Photo Box

Recently I moved home it has been a long year of change and I have a box where I put for safe keeping photos of my kids when they were baby's through to teens as they are now. Have not looked at the photos from the past for a long while , did not want to that's another story I suppose. But the box broke open and out fell so many photos from when they were little. Made me sad thinking back in some ways that they have grown and still are growing so so fast.

I tried and still do try to avert the inevitable onslaught of adulthood but month by month I loose the battle. My daughter the one that remains is finding her way in life so fast. Confident, busy, moving forward with collage and friends. Sometimes I wonder where the years actually went.

At Christmas I could not be near my kids but my daughter sent me a lovely message
"Daddy miss you love you loads xxxx ....." touched me deep inside but also showed me just how fast she is maturing. My son ... well he still into Xbox's and Gymnastics but also grows fast.

Don't get me wrong loving seeing them grow up safe adjusted but sometimes I just miss them when you could wrap them in your arms or throw them over your shoulder. Ahhh )()()
UkToday UkToday
36-40, M
3 Responses Jan 13, 2013

My kids are all teens and they all have a tendency of pushing the limits. If you tell them not to go somewhere, they'll go and lie. Tell them not to do something, they'll do it and lie. I found HelloSpy after a long search for something that could help me. It's now installed on all the iPhone sets my kids use. I'd recommend it to other parents who aren't able to take out a lot of time for their kids.

They do indeed grow fast. My own are now both in college. In my mind and memory I still so fondly recall those angelic faces that have now matured.
You must hold onto the satisfaction of knowing you are the proud owner of memories that speak of a job well done and simply continue to enjoy them as the adults they have and are becoming.
Sad moments may still visit but those same moments hold much satisfaction as well.

I know it is so hard watching our children grow into adults! I want to see my sons turn into the men I hope they will be, but it is difficult letting go. I just try to remember that with each stage of life, exciting things will happen for them and us as their parents. Not easy, but I try! I am sure your children will make you very proud in who they become as adults!