My baby boy turns 13 today. Imagine my surprise. When he was just six months old, I used to hold him in a standing position and say, "Look, you're standing up!" with all kinds of enthusiasm. I'll never forget the smile on his sweet face - he looked so proud. It feels like it was yesterday.
I'm still holding on tight today, but my newly teen boy understandably craves independence. It takes all my courage to watch him head out the door without me. The only thing to do is cherish the moments that we spend together. It's all any of us can do.
This video kind of sums it up.
Happy birthday my (not-so) little boy! Look, you're standing up!