It is difficult to believe that 15 years have passed.
A melancholy sets in when I reflect upon how quickly the years with your children pass. I always tell new parents – take it all in and enjoy every moment as later it will seem as if they grew up in the blink of an eye. That is the irony of time – in retrospect it is fleeting.
Before I know it she will be fully grown and have a family of her own. Time just keeps marching on. What I wouldn’t give to go back and spend just one more day with that happy, curly-haired toddler who was my constant companion. Now she is my sassy teenager who straightens her curly hair and has limited patience for her doddering, dinosaur of a mom. She does not understand what it means to watch your child grow up before your eyes. She doesn’t know that all those childhood years that she thought lingered on, actually flew by in her mother’s estimation. She is living her life as children do – wanting to grow older and become more independent. This is the way it is…this is the way it has always been.
I am happy about the young woman she is growing into, even if she is still my baby in my mind’s eye. She is a firecracker most days. I am not really sure how my shy little girl evolved to be such a tour-de-force, but I am grateful for it. I do believe Miss Sparkle may take over the world some day.
Happy 15th birthday Miss Sparkle. I cannot imagine what these past 15 years would have been like without you. I love you to the moon and back! xoxoxo
Day one thousand three hundred and sixty-four of the new forty – obla di obla da