Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Can Anybody Tell Me?


Can anybody tell me what happened to this sweet little baby girl? Because I haven't seen her for a while. I really miss having her around. I miss trying to get that curly, unruly hair to look half way presentable. I miss aligning up the seams in her little socks so her little toes would be "comferbul". I miss singing the Barney song with her, you know, "I love you, you love me, we're a happy family...." I miss having to tell her a thousand times a day "Let's use our quiet voice". I miss those sweet chubby and sometimes sticky little arms around my neck. I miss burying my face into her warm hair and smelling the scent of purity and sweetness mixed with a little bit of sweat and whatever we ate for dinner. I miss the days of finding the sippy cup lids she hid in her room so she could sneak her sippy cup to bed with her - when she wasn't supposed to. I miss asking her if she is a mommy's girl or a daddy's girl and watching the incredible indecision spread across her face as she tried to come up with a diplomatic answer at just two years of age. I miss my baby.

And suddenly there is this beautiful, intelligent, and loads of fun young miss hanging around our house who is telling me I need to be planning her graduation party in just a few weeks.


What's up with that?
Geesh, next thing you know she's going to be telling me something like "Mom, I met this guy...."

11 comments:

Donnetta (momrn2) said...

What a sweet post about your daughter. Happy Graduation to her!!

Lucydolls' ramblings said...

OH, it is so hard sometimes. I tell Kyra, just come and sit on my lap. I miss those days!

Becky said...

Oh ... you gave me a HUGE lump in my throat. What a lovely young woman. I never would have believed how fast this journey was going to go when we started. But oh, my. Life flies so quickly.

Joanne said...

So glad you entered the blog design contest!

I LOVED your post on your high school graduate. My former sticky armed, blonde toe-head, still has one year left.

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings, Joanne

Barb said...

What a sweet post, Robin, and what a lovely daughter you have. My "baby girl" will be 27 day after tomorrow. I was an emotional mess at her high school graduation and even worse at her college graduation. It just didn't seem possible that the time had gone by so quickly.

Believe me, I know just how you feel. Congratulations to her.

Tara said...

I miss her sticky hands... she used to hold them up to me to pick the fuzzies off for her... used to make my heart melt. Our little baby is all grown up!

Dawn said...

What a wonderful tribute to your lovely graduate. Feisty has the same problem with the seams on her socks! So cute.

Is she going to the college where you work??

gail@more than a song said...

Oh she's such a beautiful girl Robin! In the baby picture and now!
It does happen before we're ready for it and as you know from your married girls, she'll probably pop you with a guy for you to meet one day!
Where does the time go, no one could have told us it'd happen so fast when the kids were little.

KEI said...

Hi Robin, I'm Kelsey's friend from California and she told me to check out your blog. How wonderful it is. I really enjoyed reading your posts, especially about your little girl who's "grown up"! I have little ones like Kels and I know how fast it's going by already, I know I'll be in your shoes someday sooner then I think! Thanks for writing inspiring words to share with the rest of us!
Kerry Irvine

Penless Thoughts said...

Yes she will!
Susan

Anonymous said...

Another one of my favorite blogs. Where have the years gone! We are blessed.
Chuck