She will be two in less than 10 days.
I had a chat with an author a few weeks back. He writes books about the meaning of happiness and how each of us can get more of it.
We chatted about his kids, all who have left or are leaving for college this year, and of course I responded to this news saying “Does it feel like it went to fast?” ( because isn’t that what EVERYONE says?)
And he said something unexpected; he said no. He said that in someways it did go by fast but that in truth it feels right and that in his mind they should be leaving for college now. He said that he had enjoyed every moment of their childhood, that he coached soccer and attended school plays and changed many diapers and threw them birthday parties. He said his life as a writer had given him the gift of time with his kids, and since he got to be there for every moment, now that it’s time for them to move out, he feels like it’s time.
As most of you know I’ve never been one for letting go. But when I see my Sunshine girl laughing and playing, talking and running, taking slightly better care of me than I of her I’m starting to think the same thing. It’s time.
And that feels good. It feels right. It feels like perfect timing.