Sunday, September 21, 2014

As Time Flies

Earlier today, I was sitting drinking my coffee, waiting on my oldest daughter to finish getting ready.

Getting ready for what? may ask.

Senior portraits!

And being the sap that I am, I had to fight back tears the whole morning.

It's all happening so fast.  This year is already flying by and I feel paralyzed by the fact that in less than a year, she will be in college.

How can this be?  How can my little baby be such a grown young woman?

How am I old enough to have a child going into college? And let me just tell you, I am really struggling with that one!

The other day, I received an email with a reminder to be visiting colleges while out on Fall Break.  It really felt like a kick in the gut.  Logically, I know we need to be doing this already but it was the reality of it that hit me so hard.  

Holy applications are due in just a few short months.  We are more than halfway through September.  This year is going to be over before I know it.

Senior pictures today...

Cap and gown fittings next week...

And soon, all the other joys that senior year brings!

It's all happening whether I want it to or not.

But all I see every time I look at her is the beautiful little girl we brought into this world,  And while I so look forward to seeing what life has in store for her, I just wish time would slow down, even if just for a little while.


  1. So much to be proud of and so much to just sit down and cry about! I get this =( Hang in there Mama and enjoy each day.
    XOXO Pearl

    1. Thanks Pearl. I do try to enjoy the time I have with them..ever when they make me want to pull all the hair on my head and stuff cotton in my ears...LOL But yes, they are the one thing I am most proud of in my life.


  2. This week I'm visiting high schools with my eldest, to help her choose which one she likes. It's two years away, but such is the system, we have to start looking now. It's a time to be proud and sad. I want her to grow up in to a fine woman, but I still want my little daughter who is innocent and wants her mummy.
    Enjoy every day!

    1. Oh...good luck with visiting schools My goodness, they get to choose high schools? We do not here in the states. I do hate when they lose their innocence in this world we live in. I love the fact that mine is almost eighteen and still calls me mommy instead of just mom.


    2. we get to choose where to apply but the local authority has the final say based on a number of criteria, which change of course!