... or time will pass you by.
Last week, I had one of those moments when reality hit me right between the eyes. While Anna's been talking for over a year about going to high school, nothing makes it all sink in like setting foot inside the doors of the building to register for classes.
My little girl is growing up. I've known it all along. After all, that's why we've invested years in early intervention, speech therapy, and intensive treatment programs. All to help her develop to her full potential and live a quality life as an adult. In that far-off place called the future.
Now, at age fourteen and with the hormones to prove it, she's about to launch the last stage of her educational journey.
Four more years of school.
Four more years of support.
Four more years within the safe routine.
Just four years left until she graduates.
Graduates. Can I help it if I still picture her like this?
I must have blinked. Because somehow we're further along this journey than I had ever imagined possible.
And the future looks a bit scarier the closer it gets.
What about you? Have you ever blinked and found time had passed by? Have you found the future closer than you were comfortable with? How did you handle it?