Today I had an Epiphany
I was standing in Target searching the toys, purchasing a gift.
For just a moment I sensed something familiar
I looked around
They weren’t there
It didn’t make sense, it’s bizarre
I know they are at school and yet I am looking for the kids
The realisation had finally caught me
Those days, the long ones with toddlers and Preschoolers are gone.
Those days wandering the toy aisles as entertainment are gone.
It is bittersweet though
I have new moments now
New joy that comes from having school age children
Musical performances that reduce me to tears
Show and Tell ideas that melt my heart
Cosy moments listening to readers while snuggled up in bed
Moments to cherish and appreciate
Moments that one day will also be gone, making way for new luxurious opportunities
The Awakening, the Epiphany, the Simple Realisation
Time does not stand still and I don’t want it to
I don’t want to linger in a moment for ever, no matter how glorious
I have so many more delicious moments to come
All these moments have now become memories
Wonderful. glorious memories