Thursday, May 28, 2009

She's not a "little girl" anymore.

When my youngest daughter was born we thought of the kids in groups of three.  There were the "big kids," my two oldest who were 10 and 12.  There were the "little boys," who were 4 and 6.  And there were the "little girls," newborn and almost 2.

NOW, the older of the "little girls" is, at this very moment, attending her last day of grade school. 


I hate to use the trite expression that aging parents always use but,

How did this happen?!?!

My lesson for today is to spend every day loving my kids and appreciating every moment because the time continues to slip through my fingers like water.


'thann said...

Rose, will you be the smallest one in your family? I can't believe she is that much taller than you are now! I remember when Liz and Mary were so little in "Oklahoma!". (Strains of "Sunrise, Sunset" are running through my mind...)

I feel like a Munchkin in my own family, and Teddy isn't particularly tall!


Suzanne said...

I'm short too! This is a cute picture, Rosemary. I was thinking of the same song Ruthann mentioned...yes, enjoy!

ukok said...

They sure don;t stay littlies for long do they!

Rosemary Bogdan said...

'thann, I already AM the smallest (in height, not weight--teehee) Liz is just a bit taller than I am too. I know. they were so little in Oklahoma. Sunrise, sunset, indeed.
Suzanne, i'm convinced we're long lost sisters. (cousins maybe? We should compare family trees. Any Kanes, Gemmills, McGraths, Hartleys? Simmons?

Rosemary Bogdan said...

Deb! Your comment appeared simultaneously with mine. They don't! They just don't stay little. sigh.

Mimi said...

They don't stay little indeed.

Congratulations to her.

Sarah said...

At least they grow up, yeah? My son is going to be confirmed tonight. In just about two hours from now. My youngest son is freaking out 'cos he's serving (with a Bishop! says he). Kids are great and if we do well, they become great adults.

Melissa-Mc said...

She is beautiful. They do grow up so fast. My youngest just turned 3, and on those days we have 50 tantrums and huge messes, I remind myself I will miss it someday.

Lynz said...

It is good to be reminded that I will miss the days of little ones. I do need to relax and enjoy each of them.

They are blessings.