Happy Wednesday!! I have a little something different on my Work Desk today.
No crafts or artsy projects
for me this week.
My mind has been
on one thing lately...
My darling, sweet and beautiful Emma.
Once upon a time she was my little shadow...
tagging along with me everywhere.
She never left my side.
I swear there were some days I thought I'd go nuts...
just wanting to have a bit of time to myself.
Awww, it's funny how life goes.
When they are so little and full of
"Why, Mommy" and
"How come?" and
"Can I go with you?"...
well, there are times when you just get
so exasperated you just could scream.
But then something happens.
One day you realize they aren't your little shadow anymore.
They are growing and learning
and venturing out a bit more on their own.
And you are happy.
You watch as they seek
and find what their passions in life are.
You watch as they become more and more independent.
They still need you...
yet, you feel the difference.
It's not like it was.
They look over their shoulder to see if you're there
less and less.
Their friends and activities start to take the place of you.
You swear it won't happen...
but it does.
And it's hard.
It's hard to watch your "little shadow" grow up.
My precious "little shadow" starts High School tomorrow.
And as much as she's ready for it...
I don't know about me.
I look around my office as I type this...
looking at photos of my Em.
Where did the time go?
Wasn't she just sitting beside me?
Wasn't she just asking me to play "Little Pet Shop"
and go to the pool with her?
Where did my little girl go?
Ahhh, there she is.
She may not be so little anymore...
but she's there.
She's still that sweet
and fun-loving girl.
She's my Emma.
And I love her.
A daughter may outgrow your lap,
but she will neve
outgrow your heart.
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