There are too many cliches tossed out as advice to parents to live in the moment and remember, they won’t be little forever. While they hold truth, they are tainted with an implication that perhaps we don’t, that were are somehow frivolous with our appreciation. I have cherished every stage of this dancer’s life, but no amount of mindfulness can hold back the hands of time. I simultaneously mourn the loss of my babies while embracing the ‘child’ who is now. Last night Bailey danced at her college and I could not be there in person, but I was present.