"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."
I confess that I used to get quite maudlin when happy events were coming to an end. Now, I try to remember that anticipating endings shortens the time for swimming in happiness. I used to believe that if I started to withdraw ahead of time, I was saving myself from being so sad. Wrong!
My babies grew into men, and I did spend a lot of time talking about "how fast it was going," and I think I might have missed some of the fun by worrying about its disappearance.
Resolved..."don't leave before I leave!" Stay in the moment. Sing happy songs.
At least, I will try....care to join me?