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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I just hugged and kissed McKenna for the last time in 10 days. The lucky girls gets to go to Washington DC on vacation with her best friend's family. And we just have to make-do without her. I have to admit, I shed a few tears after she walked out the door. (And I may or may not be crying the "ugly cry" as I type.) We are going to miss her so much. She is such a beautiful, helpful, kind, sensitive, and fun part of our family. We will miss her "light."

I truly am excited for her, but the thing that gets me is that this is just a taste of what's going to happen for good in about seven years. Three years of middle school, four years of high school, and then bye-bye baby. If the time goes by as fast as the the last twelve years have gone, it'll be over in a wink. And that about breaks my heart. I love to see my kids grow and learn and gain new experiences, but sometimes I want to keep them little for a while longer. Because the littler they are the more "mine" they are. And it's really hard to let them go! (Even for a ten day vacation.)

3 comments:

Sweetest Of All said...

Oh Thanks a LOT. Now I'm crying!

Rachel said...

I totally understand where you are coming from. As I look at sending Mikayla off to her first day of Kindergarten, I spend some portion of the day in tears about it. On one hand, I am so excited for her and the experiences that she will have. On the other hand, I am sad, because I feel like this is the first step in her growing up and leaving my house. I know that is 12 years away, but like you said, it happens in a wink. I love seeing her grow up, but I just wish it was a little slower. :)

....and now I am doing the ugly crying.

Michelle Pyne said...

The years with your children in your home are a treasure. I used to think growing up took for-ev-er. Now I know it doesn't.