Lately, it saddens me to see my kids growing up. Not only because they will leave the nest one day, but also because its a constant reminder that I am growing older too. Actually, I have been quite sad about the whole thing lately.
Its like watching your whole life over again, in a mini-you version. You see them grow from babies to toddlers and then to young adults and so on. You watch them through their darkest and brightest moments and all the while, everyone is getting older without noticing. Yet one day, we stop for a second and realize that all those years we were watching them grow, we too were growing and getting old.
By the time we realize it, they are gone from the nest and we are already old. I have to take the time to stop and appreciate them and my youth as well sometimes. Like I am doing right now.
Does anyone else ever stop to think about these sorts of things or am I crazy?