Change is a constant in our lives. My baby girls are embarking on some huge changes in the near future. Their passports are ready and their flights booked. They will be traveling to different parts of the world accomplishing different goals. Moments of learning that will forever change their lives. Places I have never been and experiences I know nothing about. I am putting on the bravest mommy face possible.
I am so excited for their upcoming experiences. I want to go with them, but my heart still wants to shelter and protect them for a little longer.
How did they grow up so quikcly?
I recognized and enjoyed the different milestones, but now as I contemplate the idea of them being on the other side of the world I wonder how it happened so fast. Could I have done more to relish in the moments of yesterday? Did I teach them everything they needed to learn?
I also recognize that these opportunities are a blessing. For Munch and Arnold to have this chance is something I will forever be grateful for, because it's something we as parents would never be able to do for them.
So as we begin to count down the days (just a few short weeks for Munch), purchase a few remaining travel items, start to pack suitcases I find I'm becoming increasingly selfish with our time together. I find I am imparting last minute words of wisdom hoping they know who they are and how much they are loved.
Rock is offering them his wisdom as well,
"Munch, if a man talks to you use the pepper spray. If a man proposes to you pepper spray him. You may NOT come home engaged."
We are considering taking Arnold's pepper spray away from her. She has accidentally gotten it in her eyes twice now, just showing another person. Perhaps trying to be safe is more dangerous.