It’s coming. As I looked through the images from this shoot I was even more certain of its imminence. Change is drawing nearer. So much of it is on the horizon. All of it is good change, things we have chosen or simply the next step in life. But with the turning of a page there is the end of another. Whenever change is upon me I find myself reflecting back on the other chapters that have finished. Thinking back to their sweetness and longing for that season to return.
We are on the brink of grad school, moving and adoption. But what has me the most turned upside down is Kindergarten. I don’t see a toddler in these spring images, I see a little boy. Our days are about to forever be changed by school. I want my children to grow up. I want to see who they become and all that God has for their lives. But I also want them in child form too. I want today and tomorrow, all at once, because I know to have one is to not have the other. But I don’t get them both at once and with this knowledge, the longing that I have written about before creeps into my experience of today. I would guess that every parent reading this knows exactly what I am talking about. It certainly does motivate me to enjoy today because I know it is fleeting.