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on turning seven

March 31, 2008

As I was tucking my oldest in bed and wishing him sweet dreams the night before his birthday, he said to me, “Mom, I don’t dream very much anymore.” I assured him that it was just a part of growing up, that as you grow you dream less and less. His little chin began to quiver and he said to me, “this is all happening too fast!” And I thought, “if you only knew…”

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