I love the change in seasons, it is one of my FAVORITE things living in the midwest! I may complain 90% of the time about the ALWAYS changing weather of Ohio, but I always look forward to a new season! But there is one thing that I don't look forward too when the seasons change...
Each new season brings the reminder that Evan and Carter are moving forward, getting bigger and stronger and smarter and getting that much closer to becoming independent men! I know that I am sounding so dramatic right now, but with the passing of each season, putting there old clothes away knowing that they will no longer need them again, REQUIRES me to sit and take a moment to reflect. I hold each item of clothing up, smell it, hold it, remember what they looked like in that particular item. The memories are vivid right now but I know after time passes those vivid memories will fade.
I pulled out Evan's 3T tub for Carter this past week. I CAN NOT believe Carter is now able to wear them. And I CAN NOT believe that Evan is so far from that time. He was in many of these clothes shortly after Carter was born. And now I have to rambunctious preschoolers running around. It makes my heart ache that the time is quickly running through my fingers like sand, but at the same time my heart rejoices that God has given me two beautiful, healthy, active boys that I absolutely adore.
And at the end of the tub exchange, I have to then wonder what my little men will be like at the end of this season? What will their new interests be? How much they will have grown?