Oh little girl. You’re going to hear so many people say over your life time ‘life goes by so fast’. And when life is new, you are young it will seem like the complete opposite …waiting for that birthday you can drive, drink, travel, be grown up. I can already tell that independent streak is going to pull your heart in many directions as you grow and while I can promise you I’ll be here to hold your hand, watch from afar, cheer you on close by (what ever you need at any particular point) I’ll also do my best to help you keep your feet on the ground long enough to appreciate everything around you.
Tonight, I walked with my closest friend of almost ten years to her fathers bedside in the ICU to say good night and goodbye. As we rounded the corner it hit me, when did we grow up? When did we start dealing with death, and love, and being the adults in these scary and true to life situations? I’m still pondering this from the cold waiting room where the person I knew once as that beautiful little girl tries to sleep with the worry of the world on her mind.
When did we grow up?
This is how it is little girl. One day you are there and then you’re here with not even a moments notice. You’ll be far grown up when you actually sit down to read this but I hope, being your mama I have helped you not only have that childhood I was never able to have but to teach you how to hold onto it that much longer, live in it fully, and I hope you’ll do the same for your children. It’s all starting here baby girl with me and you, us, we’re starting a legacy.