Watching your children grow up is so bittersweet. Yesterday we watched our good friends’ daughter have a bat mitzvah. I’ve known this girl since she was in preschool and to see her reading the complicated words from the Torah and standing before a congregation packed with people looking like a lovely young woman was almost mind-blowing. She was confident and well-studied, but still, as I watched her I could still see that little 4-year-old belting out “The Wheels On the Bus” in one of my music classes.
It is hard to imagine that my own daughter will be in that spot reading from the Torah in just 5 short years. It was just yesterday that we were bringing home our sweet little baby from the hospital afterall! My kids are growing up before my eyes, and I must remember to appreciate every single moment.
My song of the day is “Sunrise Sunset” from “Fiddler on the Roof.” This song really captures the feeling of children growing up and becoming adults, and it’s beautiful to boot. So, click HERE to go to Youtube to hear the song and to see the scene from the movie, and please don’t forget to appreciate your children’s youth. It goes by in the blink of an eye.