Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Oh Juniors!

What’s Jack up to? My little Jack will be one confused dog today. No doubt, pacing back and forth barking at everyone that dares to pass by our little house as he looks for the teen twins that have left him this morning.

Yep, it’s the first day of school today. No doubt I’ll have embarrassed the teen twins and taken the first day of school picture on the porch.

The first day of junior year. Wow. That is so unbelievable to me. Just thinking about it puts a weight on my chest. Once again I want to pull out that STOP sign. There must be a trick being played on me. Time really can’t be going this fast. My children can’t be this age. Not these babies that I used to be able to hold both in one arm. Now, well, now I’m lucky if I can hold onto a conversation with them for longer than a few moments. Sigh.

Lord, where? How? It’s seems I’m a mother grasping. Trying to grab a bit of the past as they run chasing after the future as fast as they can. They will get their future. It’s coming. So so quick, I know, but they don’t know quicker than they need.

But I get a bit of the past too. In the ever so brief hug when you think I’m joking as I grab you and say, I love you while laughing as you try and run by. Or after the terrible fight as I hold you to my breast and still say I love you and smell your hair it's still the same. You see the past is still there. You are still my babies. Deep down always.

Oh my Juniors. Do well. Much love, Mom.





Best,
Kwana

14 comments:

Debra said...

Don't you love that first day of school? Take a deep breath and enjoy a little freedom and quiet.

Deidra said...

What sweet words for your twins! Don't you wonder how one heart can hold so much love?

pve design said...

Can you imagine my 5th grader walking off to school like she was a Junior! I love the independence of each step and each new day!
Enjoy your day, and remember to have a little fun and treat yourself to a "Junior Mint!" (oh - I suddenly remembered how you loathe mint) So, pat yourself on the back instead!
pve

Frau said...

I hope the twins have a great day! Hard to believe how fast they grow up I swear mine was just in pre-K.

T. Anne said...

Aw... junior year rocks!

Maria Geraci said...

My baby is a junior this year too. Where does time fly???

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Lovely thoughts!
Junior year was my favourite!! I hope the same for your two!

Legallyblondemel said...

Sorry for the mom worries - that must be so strange watching your own head into an important year of school!

Jax Cassidy said...

Wow! They're in junior high?! They'll have a blast. I miss those years...at least this leaves you to a lot of writing time...so get going!

Kristen Painter said...

You don't look like you've got juniors, that's for sure!

Kwana said...

Thanks for all of your sweet comments. You ladies are the best! I made it through the day. Whew.

A Day That is Dessert said...

How did it go? I'm feeling pretty emotional and ambivalent as I sit here and contemplate our first day tomorrow...

Tamstyles said...

My daughter started today to a new school..she liked it. She said her fav part was lunch and bible study...the lunch part im suspect about..(LOL)

mizwrite said...

What a sweet post, Kwana! I have a junior, too, and I can hardly believe it. Because that's ... gasp ... almost a SENIOR ... and that's ... gasp ... almost grown up and on his own! I keep counting things now, like summer vacations, and years he'll enjoy the new carpeting in his bedroom, and how many times we'll do school shopping and buy backpacks together, etc. It's so weird.

And gosh! You and I are still so YOUNG! How did THAT happen? : )

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