Tonight I sat down and addressed graduation announcements for my youngest. Seems odd, I have been anxiously waiting these days when all my kids were grown and off celebrating their lives. Some how it seems like now that it is here I wish they were still young – not that I want to go through the teen age years again - but I do miss the early years. I miss the evening bedtime routine. I can still smell the freshly shampooed hair and the snuggling around the book that was picked out to read. How life seemed so simple then and how easy it was to protect them. I guess the hardest thing about them growing up is you have to let them go at the same time all you want to do is keep them safe. You hope that they remember everything you taught them and that you taught them everything they needed to know.