Friday, May 27, 2011

It Really Does Happen

For all those who feel like these days will never end...


I'm here to say that they do- even though I didn't believe it back then.




And you really will turn around and wonder where the time went. 

 

And you'll wonder when, exactly, did her friends switch from the stuffed, plush type to the living, breathing help-you-be-the-best-you-can-be type?


 And you'll feel happy and sad at the same time.  But mostly happy.


 And you'll wish that you had fully charged the battery in your camera before you left home.  Because then the picture of your child leaving the auditorium to get in line to be announced as a graduate won't be the last picture on the camera with a good "zoom" function.


And you'll be left taking the picture of her big moment with your cell phone. (Which at least you'll have and be grateful for it!)


(Still not perfect parents- not sure exactly when that part comes- but blessed to have such amazing children, anyway!)

 
Congratulations, Erica!

9 comments:

Doreen said...

Unbelievable. I remember that little girl who'd just started Kindergarten... Where have the years gone? Congratulations, mom of a college student!!! Wow...

Paige said...

Yeah! Congrats Erica. I am trying to enjoy every moment because everybody keeps saying they grow up so fast. Tell her good luck at BYU :)

Julie said...

Erica has grown up so beautifully. Congratulations to all of you!

Meri Dawn Thompson said...

What a beautiful girl! I remember as a tiny little girl! They do grow up too fast.

Baby Oven said...

I remember that bald headed baby! Congrats to her and congrats to you for raising such an awesome daughter. I was just thinking the other how awesome Erica is and wondering how you did it because I was worrying about Miss L growing up. Anyway, you did amazing!

Mom O' Nine said...

I remember when my first child graduated from high school. Breezy graduated Wednesday, last of our nine. I have been wondering the same thing you have...where all that time has gone. Seems like a twinkling, not 18 years of time. Congratulations to Erica, and you guys as parents. Well done!

johnsonteammom said...

Congratulations. It doesn't seem right though...didn't we just graduate together? Good job to both mom and dad and Erica. I have often said that I am a blessed parent that my kids are growing up and doing well in spite of my parenting.

Joy For Your Journey said...

It does go fast, doesn't it! I am convinced the time between the first day of high school and then last is only about three minutes. Congratulations to Erica though. This is a fun step in life.

The Schultz Family said...

Thanks for posting your sweet thoughts.