Time is short. 14 days is all I have left. I never imagined time would go by so quickly. Yet, here it is staring me in the face. In 14 days it will happen.
In 14 days, I will utter a new phrase that has never left my lips. I have said each of the words contained in this particular phrase in other sentences. However, never in my lifetime have I had to put all of these particular words into this one phrase. In 14 days I will be forced to do so.
Whether I want to or not, this phrase will form in my mind. It will then pass to my mouth and be forced to leave my lips. I will not have a choice. Life is not giving me a choice.
It's not that this is a bad phrase. In fact, it's not. It is a sign of growth. It is a symbol of new things to come. It is bounding with excitement. It will usher in a new phase of life. It is a reminder that things do not stay the same. Things change. Change is not bad... just different.
Mother's too many to count have gone before me finding themselves uttering this one phrase. Many of you have already said this same phrase. Mother's will continue to follow behind me with this phrase coming forth from their lips as well.
However, for me it happens in 14 days. I will utter a phrase I have never before said in my lifetime. I will utter a phrase that will become a milestone to remember for a lifetime. My son will be providing me with the opportunity to say this one simple phrase.
In just 14 days I will say for the first time:
"I am the mother of a Highschooler."