Life is full of numbers. Your age, your height, your weight and other factors too. When my children were small they couldn’t wait to grow up. Now they are grown up and they have moments that they wish they were younger. Sometimes we track time by an event. It has been 4 years since Nana went to heaven, 7 years since Papa went to heaven, almost a year since the sister moved away to college and almost 4 years since brother moved out on his own. And other times we track time by when we expect something to happen. In a little less than 2 months the baby graduates from high school, 3 months until summer, 5 months until the baby starts college and the next chapter in her life. All the while their momma counts down the days until they have time for her again. Not that I have a lot of free time to sit around and count anything, the 5 mini dachshunds do demand quite a lot of attention and they like to offer 10,000 kisses. Lucky for me :), well except being kissed by a dog is actually one of my least favorite things. But since they enjoy it so much I try really hard to be patient with them and their over kissing. Eventually the little loves lay down and snuggle.