A family friend had this posted on her facebook status this morning:
“Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them. They move on. They move away. The moments that used to define them—a mother’s approval, a father’s nod—are covered by moments of their own accomplishments.”
— Mitch Albom (The Five People You Meet in Heaven)
I am still far away from having Elias ready to go out on his own. He is not even one year old yet! (Although that milestone is coming up very soon) But I have to admit that this quote made me tear up a little. It is pretty safe that Nathan and I are the most important people in Elias’ life right now. We feed him. We change him. We provide clothes and books. We love him and hug and kiss him. It is difficult to think that someday that will all change.
But then I thought about it more….and isn’t it every parent’s hope that their child will grow up to be successful? So I guess it is a positive thing to look forward to. Just another momentous event on this path we have begun.
Well…I am finished with my breakfast now…so that is all the time I have for writing down idle thoughts.