6.24.2009

let me hold you longer...

have you read this book? it's really a sweet book. my mother in law bought it and of course i cried when i read it. it's about a mom who is realizing that we catalogue all of our children's "firsts" but it's their "lasts" that slip past almost unnoticed sometimes and all of a sudden they are more grown up than we could have imagined. really sweet book. can't read it or think about it too much cause i'll cry again but it's like that isn't it? we wait for the first tooth and the first step but the day they don't make that cute noise when they say their "s" sounds anymore...when was that??? the day they don't sleep in a crib anymore or need you to help them get in their carseat or booster seat at home...i've gotta write these down. it's interesting to think that sometimes the "last" could be even more important than the first. the end of that chapter of their little lives and on to another where they don't cry themselves to sleep at night but just lay down and go to bed, when they don't point and grunt and get frustrated to tell you something but now they can say any word they want and they can tell you they want cereal or cheese or whatever. amazing children. let me hold you longer indeed....

2 comments:

Jackie said...

I would surely bawl upon reading this book, but it sounds like a definite winner. Thanks for sharing about it. It made me think about all the lasts I've already encountered.

Aaron and Stephanie Shumway (and family) said...

oh man- I teared up just reading the post. Keep me away from that book! Sometimes it is nice, though, to have a good sentimental cry :o)