Thursday, September 29, 2011

- in the blink of an eye -


 They grow up in the blink of an eye. It seems like just yesterday we were bringing Ellie home from the hospital. And now, in a month and a half, she will be turning two! Recently I have started to realize just how fast she is growing. Before we know it, she will be heading to kindergarten, and then grade school. She will learn to ride her first bike and get her first report card. Soon enough, she will be a teenager. She will get her first kiss, find her first boyfriend, and probably experience her first heartbreak. She will grow, she will change, and she will need us less and less. She will leave home, and head to college. Her future will be wide open, and anything will be possible for her. This will all happen so fast...in the blink of an eye. But for now, I will enjoy her. I will relish in the fact that she needs me so much still. When she asks me to sit down and play with her, I will put down whatever I am doing to spend a few minutes, if not more, with her. Because there will come a time when she doesn't ask for me anymore. There will come a time when she will be older and have so many other people to spend her time with, that she won't want to hang out on our living room floor with me, playing with her toys or reading a book...I'm trying hard not to blink.


11 comments:

Thisisme. said...

Very wise words, for you are so right, the time really does go by in the blink of an eye!

Courtney K. said...

Yep. They definitely grow up too fast. It's a bittersweet thing. Beautiful photos. Your black and white conversion is fantastic!

Etosia (e-tasha) said...

Awww this made me a little teary eyed. They grow up too fast for sure.

Short Leg Lucy said...

oh my goodness - she is SO darling!!! I feel like I slept through maia's childhood, she just grew so fast. I miss her chubby legs and gummy smile

toi said...

I am going to enjoy each second when baby is here, because as you write the grow in a blink of an eye - and the growing fast in the belly is going wonderfully fast. In just two months and less my baby will be year :).

Very nice post

Melanie said...

Awwww. Teary eyed over here. You have such a preciouse little gift there mama, & the most beautiful thing about it, is you KNOW what you have! She is just a dream. I want a little girl to share my shoes with! Sending MUCH LOVE your way.

P/S I will have my recipe to you this weekend. Xo

Amy said...

oh, man. Way to make me all teary. Gosh..our kids will be TWO? no way.

wallacefamilyblog said...

great post and so very true. Its amazing how quickly our little ones grow up

Courtney said...

Oh my this is soooo adorable. What a sweetie! Just found your blog. I look forward to reading more... Always love learning from women who are already mothers!

ABCollins said...

Your little girl Ellie is soo cute! My little girl is almost 18 months and I can't believe how fast time flies. Being a mom is the best!

Ashley
http://bradandashleycollins.blogspot.com/

Lauren Anslee said...

She is beautiful!! I love her little feet in the flats :)

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