Such a sweet, genuine expression. I love this age of still lighthearted and free, but growing more thoughtful, mature, and aware.
Isn’t this our secret wish? Even in the midst of everything trying that childhood brings (not to mention the teenager years) we wouldn’t trade a second of it and we would give anything to keep them in our arms and in our homes. But, they do grow up. Our oldest is off to college very soon and I am here to bear witness to the fact that eventually, that day will come. Hold those babies tightly, and then hold them tighter. If only they could stay forever young.