The Years Are Short…

We’ve all heard it: The days are long but the years are short.

Ain’t that the truth?

My older 2 kids, Rory & Sydney, had their first day of Mother’s Day Out today. It’s Rory’s 3rd year and Sydney’s 2nd so this isn’t new territory. But when I take those first day pictures I begin to reminisce over how much they’ve grown in the past year. All of a sudden I see their baby-ness disappearing. They’re becoming little adults and I’m not sure how I feel about it.

As mommas, our days with little kids at home can be exhausting, overwhelming and downright miserable at times. Dare I say, many days we feel defeated come bedtime. We tuck those precious little ones in their beds and our minds flood with all the thoughts of the things we didn’t do but should have, the words we probably shouldn’t have said and the endless list of everything we just could have done better. But, what a gift it is to start every day fresh.

Reince could be starting Mother’s Day Out as early as this coming January so I feel myself on the precipice of that next season of life where the babyhood is behind me. I’m thrilled to see my kiddos get older and experience new adventures and hit milestones but I equally mourn the loss of the babies they once were. This is the toughest part of motherhood that nobody tells you about. How babies and toddlers are so challenging that you can feel the life being sucked out of you but they get older and suddenly all of those challenging years don’t seem so bad.

I’m still in the early phases of motherhood with Rory only about to turn 4 years old. But these 4 years!!! My goodness how time has flown by!!

Hold tightly to your babies mommas. They won’t be babies for long. Trust me!


Rory: First Day of MDO 2016, 2017 and 2018


Sydney: First Day of MDO 2017 and 2018


Let me just remind everyone that on this day 4 years ago, I had zero children!!! Rory was only a couple of days from entering the world but just to think about how much my life has changed in 4 very short years…

Until next time, mommas!

~ Erica

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