Sometimes it takes a while for things to sink in. I have known for a while that my children were getting older. My son just graduated from our homeschool ....what a milestone. And today, my baby...number six....is turning seven years old. I am officially out of the baby business. As most moms know...this is all bitter sweet. I just took three of my middle girls on a vacation and it was great. They packed for themselves, everyone carried their own luggage and I even sent them (with a buddy) to get ice from the hotel ice machine. I didnt miss strollers, or car seats or not being able to take my eyes off of them for a second in the pool. But I do miss the baby words, the sweet baby smell and the way they look at you like you are the most awesome person that God ever made.
I guess the best thing to do is ...preserve those memories by scrapbooking and journaling. Talk about the memories to keep them fresh in everyone's minds and be grateful for the freedom that comes from having older children.
To all of my children.....I love you with all of my heart.
And to Princess Faith....Happy Birthday, Baby.