My baby, Katherine, is now 16! Tonight she is going to the prom!
In 1989 I divorced my first husband, and my oldest daughter (Lindsey) and I made the big move from Denver (where Lindsey was born) back to Ohio, since my Mom and Dad were there and could help out. Lindsey was 6 then. We've always been very close, I think because we went through a lot together.
In 1991, I remarried, and had two more children, Mark & Katherine. When I divorced my first husband, I knew that I wanted more children. Mark & Katherine were only 14 months apart, so needless to say...there were a lot of hectic times! Plus...I was a little older than I was when I had Lindsey (I was 26).
I was fortunate to be able to stay home with all 3 of my children, although I did continue to do some work (mostly at home). I truly love being a Mom and believe that is the most important job in the world!
Why am I saying all of this? Well...I was thinking about how time goes by so quickly! When my kids were little, and was practically pulling out my hair, at times...and someone would say that, it would drive me nuts! I'd think, yeah, right...it didn't seem to be moving to quickly at the time! But they were right! Here I was taking pictures of my baby...my youngest...going off to the prom! It was the same feeling I had when I dropped off my son, Mark, at preschool! I had a big lump in my throat and just couldn't help but cry.
I'm so proud of all three of my children! They're wonderful, thoughtful, and caring people! They've grown up right before my eyes!! Enjoy your children...you have the most important job in the world! I know there are a lot of trying times...lack of sleep, whining (whether it's you or your little ones!!), lack of time to yourself, but before you know it, they've grown up and you'll wonder where the time has gone.