Wishing Away Moments

by GettingFreedom on February 11, 2011

On this day, almost this time exactly, we welcomed our only daughter into this world–9 years ago!

I remember being overwhelmed with joy, but also just being overwhelmed in general. Nicholas’ struggles were still fresh in my mind {they’re only 17 months apart}, and my life hadn’t manifested the way I had intended.

Kaitlyn was a very good baby–and she’s even more beautiful today than the day we brought her home.

I’ve loved watching her grow into a young lady.  Always eager to help clean up, fold laundry, or even cook our next meal or snack.  She’s almost to the point where I can turn her loose and she’d be able to fix us an actual meal, all by herself!

She watches my every movement, my every word.  She tries her hardest to do everything I do.

My mommy heart absolutely beams with pride in those moments.

The last 9 years have absolutely flown right by!

I spent the first year of her life wishing she’d crawl, wishing she’d learn to walk so I wouldn’t have to carry her.  Wishing she’d talk, so we could have a conversation and I’d understand just what she wanted.

Then I wished she’d hurry off to school so I would have some free time at home.

I think I’ve wished those 9 years away.

Looking forward to the next year–I wish she’d stay my little girl.

This post is linking to Finer Things Friday.

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