“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.”
- Angela Schwindt -
Because I swear it was only yesterday that I brought her home from the hospital.
And before I knew it, she was a cuddly toddler...
...that grew into a bold and joyful pre-schooler.
Then all of a sudden the first day of school came along and off she went to join the world.
It seems like only yesterday that she was hamming it up...
...and bursting with joy the way only a child can.
Wasn’t it only yesterday that she was a flower girl at my and her stepdad’s wedding (on the left) and two years later at her uncle’s (on the right)?
It must have been only yesterday that she bravely stood on stage and sang Karaoke (twice)...
...and courageously moved with us to a new city (with the promise of a pet ferret).
And surely it was only yesterday that she finished elementary school...
...got her braces on and dealt with her first broken heart...
...and celebrated her sweet 16.
All those yesterdays have come and gone. And here we are today...
|My daughter, Alex (short for Alexandra), all grown up.|
We spent the day in Ottawa last Saturday at the open house of the university she'll be attending this fall. These are very exciting times over at our place as my daughter prepares to go study in another city. The years have flown right by and she has grown into an intelligent, vibrant and beautiful young woman who makes me proud every single day.
But in my heart, she will always be my baby.
Have a beautiful weekend, everyone.