This September is no different. The kids trotted off this morning (after patiently indulging my need to take the annual back-to-school photo on the front steps), excited about seeing their friends and finding out who their teachers will be. I find myself checking the clock more often than usual and am feeling reflective and excited all at once. It was a wonderful summer but time stands still for no mom. September reminds us that our kids keep growing up, needing us a little less with every passing year.
So tonight, as you sit around the dinner table, sharing in the excitement of all of this change, raise a glass to what will hopefully be a healthy, happy and wonderful New Year.