Where has the time gone? My oldest, Kaitlyn just out of the blue (not really,haha) has grown up! It has hit me hard in the past month that she is almost done being a 5th grader. She is almost as tall as I am! Which doesn't mean a lot since I am only 5'2! She came in on Monday and told me about how the guidance counselor came in and talked to all the 5th graders about how middle school was going to be. Little tears formed in my eyes as she was telling me. It just seemed like yesterday that she was my newborn and I was holding her in my arms and dreaming about what she would be like.
I am still praying and dreaming for her. Praying that she will always follow God and have a tender heart for the those in need. I dream that she does well in her life and won't endure hard times. But, I know hard times will come, so my prayer is that she will lean on Him during those times. I also pray and dream of her future spouse and pray he is a God fearing man. If only marriages could still be arranged! LOL!
I am posting a pic now of her 5th grade Beach Day. It was a great day and my mom got to come down and spend the day with us. It was so much fun! We had a blast watching the kids dance and play around!
These are the times that I wish life would SLOW DOWN! Don't you? As the singer, Trace Adkins puts it...You're gonna miss this...You're gonna wish those days didn't go by so fast... I already miss those preschooler days with her. Her cute little pigtails flying away in the wind while she is swinging on the tire swing. I miss her mispronouncing words like 'spaghetti', to where it sounds like "sketti", and saying Stokland Neck instead of Scotland Neck. HA! I miss some of the innocence she has. I look back and at the time those early years in her life seemed so HARD! But compared to things now they were the easy days!
Hold your children longer...one day they will be gone and you will miss it!