And, for some reason, never more so than the past week or two.
Particularly with Madeline.
Oh this girl.
Because all she has been doing lately is showing me how much she is growing up.
And it tugs on my heart something fierce.
And I am mostly not ready.
Not one speck.
I just want to freeze time and keep them little forever.
Now, instead of walking her into school, she asked me if I would drop her off out front so she could walk in by herself.
The first time she asked last week, I ended up moments later at my office desk in tears.
Because while as a parent, one of our jobs is to grow these little people up to be fiercely independent.
I am not ready.
So not now.