There...I said it.
I get so caught up in their anticipation...the excitement of the birthday morning, the pure joy as they open their gifts, the planning of the celebrations...and then, all of a sudden it hits me. The birthday child is another year older. Another year closer to independence, another step closer to stepping out into the big wide world, and I feel an ache in my heart that just won't go away.
Milestone birthdays are even harder. Today he turns 13...a teenager no less :(
This morning was all about big boy stuff......it's no longer about big boxes and new toys. The packages were small, but contained the technology that he so loves :)
He went off to school, carrying cupcakes to share with his classmates for the very last time.
I have that feeling that it's only going to get harder from here :(