swiftly flow the days
seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers
blossoming even as we gaze….”
Senior week has begun. The next few days will be filled with parties, Baccalaureate, exams, graduation practice, and yes, graduation. Friday night will be here before we know it.
And our lives will never be the same.
Eighteen years ago, a beautiful baby was born. Her parents had many hopes and dreams for her. What would the future hold? Would those dreams be fulfilled? Would she blossom into a respectable kid and teen?
Hard to believe that time is already here. In some ways, the past eighteen years have gone by so slowly. But, now that we are facing graduation, I realize just how quickly time has flown.
When did this chubby cheeked baby
turn into this energetic, crazy kid?
When did this happy, blonde toddler
grow into this beautiful girl?
When did this perky preschooler
bloom into a fun-loving teenager?
When did this sweet six year old
become a gorgeous woman?
Did I miss all those days? I must have because now I can’t remember how she grew from a cranky baby into adulthood.
As the first born, Katie had to endure our first trials at parenthood. She was the one who taught us what to do and what not to do; she was the one who helped us grow into our role as parents.
And now my baby is graduating and leaving. Leaving for a life all of her own. Without me. What am I going to do?
My tiny baby has become someone I really count on. My chubby cheeked toddler has become someone I enjoy being with. My preschooler has become a reliable, responsible adult.
My little girl has become my best friend.
I love you, baby girl.
Saturday, May 23, 2009