Thursday, September 18, 2008

My Baby Ain't No Baby

So my "baby girl" turns 5 tomorrow. I cannot believe how fast the time goes. For some reason it is so hard for me to look at pictures of her as the sweet baby she was, and know that time is passed. I was talking to a friend at work about this phenomena today. Her daughter turns 17 on Monday. She was discussing how sad she is for her to go to college next year and be away where she won't see her daily. Somehow I know that time is going to pass faster than I can hold on to, and that is terrifying.
So tonight, I laid with her as she fell asleep and I breathed in her as a 4yr old. I will try so hard to be awake and aware through these years and really appreciate her for who she is, the wonders of her age, and not take a moment for granted (same for Ethan). It's so easy to wish they were more dependent, can't wait until they sleep in, and all those fleeting thoughts we have during the hard times. I just really don't ever want to lose my little girl.
So here is my suggestion and thought for is my 5 gratitudes for my daughter:
1. She is so naturally benevolent.
2. She is spunky.
3. She loves hugs and kisses and snuggles.
4. She gives the biggest and best hugs!
5. She looks at me in awe.

And lets not forget about are his lyrics:
"And I live my life to be with you,
No one can do the things you do,
Anything you want, you got it
Anything you need, you got it,
Anything at all, you got"- Roy Orbison

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