It is not always easy to find the time to see your family & your friends. Life gets so busy and often gets in the way. It takes holidays & special occasions to bring people together. Even if it has only been a few weeks since they last saw Mai, the first thing they will always say is “She has gotten soooo big.” They change so quickly at this age, but when you see your child everyday it is sometimes difficult to see.
On these occasions, my husband & I get reminiscent. Last night was our 3rd Halloween together as a family. We took Mai Trick or Treating as we have each year since her birth. We looked back at the previous years and talked about the how much our daughter has changed. Looking back at these photos really put things into perspective.People are right, she is getting so big.
We kept talking and went back even farther and remembered our Halloweens before we had our daughter. There were a few crazy parties and even one with Mai in utero.
It occurred to me that we are always so focused on how much our daughter has grown, changed and learned that we were missing all of the changes in mommy & daddy. We are growing older and changing everyday as well. The changes are more subtle, but they are there. As much as we have taught to Mai in her almost three years in this world, she has taught us back. Life has changed a lot and we have all changed with it. We have done it together & each year keeps on getting better & better.