Friday, April 21, 2006

Growing up

Taylor's Spring Party is tonight. I put her hair in an updo and she asked me to do her make-up and nails (Although she does a wonderful job of doing them herself any other day.)
And I made her a purse this evening, too! Scrapbook style! (I only had like 10 minutes to find the blank bag, find the accessories & make this. eeek!)
We really had way too much fun doin' her up. But it struck me really hard that she is growing up. fast.

We bought her dress and shoes & accessories last weekend. But it wasn't until she put everything on and was ready to go that it hit me. My eyes welled up with tears because I'm just not ready yet for her to be a young lady instead of a little girl. Where did the years go? She's 12 now, but tomorrow she could be 20. It is going by that quickly.

Of course, I had to suck it up and not let her see me cry. I wouldn't want her to think I was silly. Just wait, though. One day, when she has children, she'll understand.

I took lots of pictures. That made it worse. That's the problem with digital cameras. I can see the results right away & realize that she is beautiful. She's not just a cute little girl anymore. She's a beautiful young lady. Wow. I am so proud of her, though. She has such an gorgeous soul. It really does make her especially lovely. Her eyes just shine.
I know I can't stop her from growing up. But I can savor this day, and the next, until forever, because no matter how old she becomes, she will always be my little girl. I'm gonna hold on to that.

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