This Girl…

I could stare at her all day…

She is so very precious to me. She is my baby, and I am torn. Part of me wants to keep her small forever…to cary her, and baby her, and take care of her. I am surprised every time I pick her up, and she is heavier. It was only a year ago that she was in tiny little 12 month clothes. How did she get so big? When?
Part of me doesn’t want her to grow up! But the other part of me is enjoying and embracing the small bits of independence she shows every day. I love that she heads upstairs to get her animals or even her socks, without needing me to go. I love that she will get a tissue an blow her nose without my help.
Those little bits of independence are worth celebrating! But part of me is still torn…and wants to keep my little girl a baby.


  1. Musings from Kim K. on October 6, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    I completely understand where you are coming from. I still don't mind holding Josie during mass and she's FIVE and getting to be very very heavy (smile).

  2. Terry on October 6, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Love the expressions! I wouldn't be able to get anything done in the day but playing!Our daughter is 15 yo and she still likes to cuddle once in a while. I can understand all the things you mention. Some times I miss the days when she only wanted to wear dresses that \”spin\”. (flow out when she spins) Lately the dresses she chooses don't spin but the length keeps getting shorter and shorter! Yikes! :)Wouldn't trade those memories for anything! 🙂

  3. Straight Towing on October 11, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    What a gorgeous child you have there!! Stunning 🙂

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