She will grow up quickly

new momLooking at my neighbor’s sweet new baby girl and watching her mother beam with love made me think of this short poem by William Butler Yates:

     I kiss you and kiss you,
     With arms round my own,
     Ah, how shall I miss you,
     When, dear, you have grown.

Hug your babies and snuggle while you can. Enjoy the tender coos, the sleepless nights, the amazing accomplishments and stubborn refusals, the shared laughter and the arguments… Children grow so fast, the years fly by. We need to treasure these days because they will be asking for the keys to the car before you know it!

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