June 26, 2012


My children are growing up and there is not a friggin thing I can do to stop it.
Someone give me the magic potion.
Someone fill me in on how to stop time, because if I could, I would.

My baby girl graduated from preschool.
My third and last baby exited the doors of the small preschool for the last time.
And so did I.
I was sure that it was going to be a very emotional morning.
I actually prepared myself for the ugly cry.
My last baby walked on up to the front of the class+parents+grandparents to receive her diploma.
And as I clicked my camera, my eyes remained dry.
My frown turned upside down.
Because I was experiencing this moment....again.
I was proud.
I breathed in this morning.
Every second of it.
And I stored it away in my brain beside Messy's graduation and Rowdy's graduation.
Because, as my children grow, I am learning that time goes by faster and faster.
And no matter how hard I try to slow it down, it actually speeds up.
Before I blink, they will be graduating from grade 8....high school....university...
And I will breathe in each moment
and store it away
with the many other moments I experience during this parenting journey.
Being a Momma is so wonderful
Group hug please.
I need to do the ugly cry now.

Live and Love...Out Loud
parenting BY dummies


Foursons said...

I can totally relate to this. I have found with Nolan though, that every moment is so much sweeter because I know it will be the "last." *sigh* I'm gonna ugly cry now too.

Sarah Halstead said...

Love these photos. That first one is so cool.

Gigi said...

I'm in for the group hug and ugly cry.

Store those memories up - as you know it does go by rather quickly.

Susan said...

I know what you mean!! These are such great pictures.

She's so pretty♥

MG Atwood said...

Each door that closes, leaves one up ahead to open. Enjoy the ride.

Jenners said...

Good for you for living in the moment and not doing the ugly cry. She looks so cute and serious. And the whole "MWF AM" just cracked me up for some reason!