Thursday, August 4, 2011

While She's Still Little

My husband came close as I was cradling our sweet baby girl and whispered... "Before you know it, she'll be waving goodbye to us and getting on the school bus."  I didn't say anything or take my eyes off her.  I thought... that day will come, but not today.

We've shared many days together since that first one... each with its own special moments...

Now that day is so close I can count how many there are left until then... 26.  I still have mixed emotions about it.  That sweet baby I've cradled in my arms, carried on my back, and led by the hand... will walk off by herself, turn around, and wave goodbye to us...

What is the first day of school?  It's a beginning.  It's the beginning of new growth in my child, and me... and it's good... but that doesn't mean there won't be any tears, at least from this mommy (and daddy).

I'm sure it'll get better after those first few days.  I know there are many, many more days to come until that day when she'll graduate, that day when she'll find the one... that day when her Daddy will give her away...

Those days will come soon enough... but not today.

Today, I'm going to enjoy time with my little girl... while she's still little.


  1. Megan, this post struck such a chord in my heart!You are in the years that are so very precious! School and schedules about to begin...but surprisingly God has created us with the ability to adapt as change comes.I've decided loving is a see-saw of holding on and letting go.I love this picture...I'm going to see if I can find a poem I wrote when my oldest daughter was this size...many years ago:) I also was very touched this morning by the post about 'taking the time' to really see what is around us...I'm going to post a few photos I took today, determined to stop and take the time to look into flowers, listen to God in so many common, yet stunningly miraculous ways!On Sat. we leave for vacation so there will be a small break on my blog. I am so looking forward to spending some uninterrupted family time. My husband is a long-haul truck-driver, and gone a lot. The teenagers...gone a lot too:)Sorry for this long comment...God Bless:)

  2. Janet, I love your comments :) I'm trying to focus on how this change will be good for my little girl as well as my little boy... we'll get our first mommy & son time while she's in school.

    Yesterday I was reading some of your poetry about your children (searched: little girl, boy). I loved the one about your son's black eye, and how your 'words had to hold him'. I thought about how my little guy still runs to me and says 'kiss my boo-boo mommy'. Thanks for helping me cherish moments with your reflections.

    I'm glad you get to go on vacation! Love how a vacation brings everyone back together :) Hope you have a great time!!

  3. Today she got on the school bus for her 1st day of Kindergarten ~ all smiles :) Can't wait for her to come back home and tell me all about her day!


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