Today my oldest daughter drove her first car home.
Today I smiled as she got out of her car and fondly remembered myself at the same age.
Today I wondered where the time has gone.
Where did this baby go?
Where did those chubby cheeks and baby smiles go?
How did we get to 16?
I look at this little face and wonder where the time has gone. I know that it didn’t just fly by while I was sleeping because I have so many wonderful memories, so many pictures, and so much love to have missed any of it.
My hope for her is that she knows how much I love her.
My hope is that she knows how incredibly proud I am of her and all that she has accomplished.
My hope is that every dream she has comes true.
But for all my love & pride in her I have fear.
I’m afraid of her growing up and not needing me anymore.
I’m afraid of her going away to college.
I’m afraid that I won’t be able to help her when she fails at something.
Look at her….
Isn’t she beautiful?
I think she is…. but the again I’m biased.
In my heart I know that all will work out perfectly, but sometimes it’s hard to not wish for more time with that chubby cheeked baby.