The preparations are finally done…
It’s been a busy time and not just with the baking and cleaning and painting.
Just think of all the math page, flash cards, phonics books, science experiments, grammar lessons and field trips…
…the pages read, words written, pictures drawn and ideas shared…
…the 4H projects, Sunday school classes, American Girl books, and culinary creations.
So busy – and it went by so quickly!
It seemed like just yesterday that she was a precious newborn that her 19 month old brother called his “pretty little baby doll”.
Or the curly headed toddler who asked for the book Curious George Goes to the Hos-i-pit-al every night for weeks at a time until it finally drove that same brother to hide it so he wouldn’t have to hear it again.
Wasn’t it just yesterday that she was the pony-tailed, freckled face girl that spent hours playing in the sand box, climbing the the mulberry trees, and making up crazy tricks on the swings?
The one who drinks coffee, wears heels and loves her jeans and flannel shirts?
The confident, smiling girl with the love of adventure?
How did we get from Dick and Jane to Advanced Biology so quickly?
As a new mom I remember hearing older and wiser women sagely telling me to cherish each minute because it goes by in the blink of an eye.
It didn’t seem possible at the time – but they were so right.
So blessedly right.
Congratulations sweet girl! You make your Momma proud.