It happens in the most random of places. Perhaps you’re in the grocery store check-out, and your child asks you to buy a pack of lifesavers. Or you’re at the donut shop, and your toddler is pointing to a pink donut with sprinkles. Or you’re at a park, sitting on a bench watching your kid play on the jungle gym. And from behind, you hear a stranger say wistfully, “cherish these days. They grow up so fast.”
Truer words were never spoken. Wasn’t this yesterday?
Don’t blink. The next thing you know she’s a teenager, constantly checking her phone.
One day he’s smiling at you, all goofy and happy and sweet.
The next, he’s a gentle giant.
Cherish the moments, because they soon become days, then years.
That it will never come again
Is what makes life so sweet.~Emily Dickinson