February 17, 2009


I'm feeling particularly sad today. It's taken me a long time to figure out what it is that has been bugging me, but I finally managed to locate the source of my dismay.

Sometime in the night, a little person crept into our bed. This is not unusual, though I typically wake up whenever this happens. My husband assures me that I woke up, and even got out of bed to help the little one find her way in the dark.

Well, sometime in the early morning hours I became aware of the presence of little legs laying beside me. I wrapped my arms around the snuggly little body and in the dark I determined which child had come to our bed. Imagine my surprise when I awoke later to realize that the child in the bed was not my oldest daughter. Instead, it was my youngest child who had crawled in and snuggled up with me. In my state of sleepiness I had translated the size of the legs and arms into belonging to the oldest child because they were so big.

It turns out that sometime after 9:00 PM and before Midnight my little baby took a growth potion and sprouted into something strangely resembling a - a - a - BIG GIRL! Oh my gosh! How on Earth has this happened? Can anybody please tell me where my tiny little baby girl has disappeared to?


I suppose I should be very thankful that she is still super cuddly and lovey most all the time. I have reached a point, though, where I now have to face the reality that she is no longer a baby at all. There isn't even a little bit of a trace of my baby to be found.

So now I'm just a bit sad. Okay - let's be honest here. I'm incredibly sad. These early years just go by so fast. Even one blink can cause you to miss the entire event.


Sheila said...

I remember the day when I looked at my son (the oldest) and noticed he looked like a boy and not like a toddler. The same happened again when was no longer a boy, but a young man towering over me. He's 14 and I still cannot believe how much he has grown! :)

Jean9 said...

Children do grow up way too fast, life goes way too fast. I am in my retirement now and looking back I wonder what has happened! Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting on my swimming article, you are so right it takes a lot to "just do it" when I am doing anything new it takes everything I have to muster the courage!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Children grow so fast. That's a fact of life that we have to accept. One day, they are just cute cuddly babies and the next day, they are already limbering little giants. But that's life. It's part of coping with the realities of life. Nothing is permanent except for the realities of God and His promises. Thanks for the post. God bless you always.