Home for the Holidays, by Thomas Kincaid

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Growing Pains

Today, I went shopping with my Sarah, purchasing clothes for the upcoming school year. This was the very first time that we have shopped in the Teen department. Up until now, we have always been in Girls, but today we ventured forward. It was really fun, watching her try on clothes. She was so happy and excited. My heart was in my throat, though, because I know that I am watching her grow up faster than ever. As we shopped for her first foundation garment, I was thrilled for her, but sad for me. She will never be a child again. Growing pains are in my heart.

I have had/am having such a wonderful time with my children. I believe that being the mother of dependent children is the greatest time of my life, and that's saying something. I know that someday I was lose them. It is happening in little tears of independence. Today, was one of those.

I am thankful for my kind and lovely daughter.


Alexandra said...

I know how you feel! My daughter is still young, but my son is growing into a man before my eyes. It all goes by so fast...it's a blur!

The Feathered Nest said...

Awwww,sweetie....I can only imagine!!! She's so beautiful and has such amazing character ~ she will truly make such a precious woman.....all because of you and your husband's guidance!!!
xxoo, Dawn

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I cannot begin to imagine what you are feeling. I pray this transition brings unexpected joys as well as the moments of nostalgia.

Anne said...

I have two older children. I can surely relate to what your feeling. Pretty soon I'll be school shopping for my youngest one also.

Beth at Aunties said...

She is such a precious girl. I am surprised she hadn't started wearing any before now. They do gros so FAST! But independence brings great joy also!

I miss you friend!