Monday, December 21, 2009

it's true. you blink...

it's true. you blink...
...and they are all but grown.

how in the world are we about to celebrate his 16th Christmas?
how in the world are we 2 1/2 years from him leaving home?
how in the world............how in the world, indeed.

and maybe I am feeling particularly melancholy and sappy today but can you see how the bushes behind him are vaguely heart-shaped and love-is-everywhere-ish?

...sigh.

14 Comments:

OpenID brightandblithe said...

mine is still in diapers and already i'm trying to prepare myself. perhaps that's why the camera is becoming another appendage these days. i know it will pass so quickly.

1:03 PM  
Blogger kristen said...

sister, i so get this. so, get this. sniff. xo

1:25 PM  
Blogger beth said...

this is so sweet and he is so cute and YES...in a blink is right !!!

2:07 PM  
Blogger Michelle Shopped said...

been there (she's home on semester break -- he lives a few villages away) -- and a blink, i don't know, if only it had felt that long, you know?

2:26 PM  
Blogger Suse said...

Oh me too. My eldest will be sixteen in a few weeks and I know I sound just like my mother, but I can't help but keep saying 'Where did my funny little dreamy toddler-boy go?"

(Not that he's not a funny dreamy teenage-boy, but you know ...)

3:27 PM  
Blogger vanessa/NessieNoodle said...

oh les! I know I will blink and feel the same way about my little boy.

ps
you have such a handsome young man on your hands.

4:16 PM  
Blogger Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Oh it is going so fast. Thank you for the reminder to cherish every moment.

And what a gorgeous guy!

4:23 PM  
Blogger katrina said...

what a handsome boy!

happy holidays to you and your lovely family!

7:34 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Ooooo, heart tugging for sure!
But then, LOOK at this strapping young man!! Look at those eyes....wishing him a bright and exciting future.

12:16 AM  
Blogger curious girl (lisa) said...

wow leslie, look at those kind and curious eyes! such an accomplishment to have raised a kind man.

3:08 AM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

Aw, what a great kid. I love the sentiment in this post!

5:43 AM  
Anonymous sperlygirl said...

i agree there is a certain amount of heartbreak involved in motherhood. mine are nearly 4 and nearly 4 months and i too linger between happiness and heartache with each and every milestone.

7:46 AM  
Blogger daisies said...

uh huh ... mine turns 16 in july and i wonder how we got from chubby cheeked toes wiggle to this to close to a hug good-bye and yet my heart is full because i really like him a whole lot and i see our friendship growing. :-)

10:26 AM  
Blogger little birds fly said...

gulp, weep weep...i am right there with you...mine is 17, just sent in his college applications...how can it be?!!! i have a 2 year old as well, and now that I know, truly know, how fleeting my children's time with me is, I am enjoying my little one like I never knew to do before...

what a handsome and kind looking boy you have, bravo mama!

10:46 AM  

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