Years ago I bought a book that has become one of my favorite children’s books of all time – Let Me Hold On Longer by Karen Kingsbury.
You can buy it on Amazon here. The very first time I read it – I cried, and I’ve never been able to read it all the way through without tearing up a bit. It’s a good reminder for all parents no matter what age your children are to slow down and cherish your days – the good ones and the bad. It reminds me to not just celebrate the firsts – first steps, first words, first time riding a bike without training wheels – but to celebrate lasts as well – last time they needed a pacifier, last bottle, last sippy cup, last night they needed a night light.
Beginnings are great but so are endings. Yesterday was my last day of being a mom to a kindergartner and a second grader. This was their first day of school.