Posts Tagged ‘growing up’

When I get big…..

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

The phrase “when I get big like you….” comes out of Madilyn’s mouth about 100 times a day. It seems like everything I do she asks to do. If I tell her no she asks if she can do it when she is bigger. I take it as a compliment that she wants to be like me and do the things that I do. However, it is also a great weight to bare. I find myself wondering if I am being not only a good example but a great example to her in all that I do.


In a blink….

Friday, August 19th, 2011

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.- Hodding Carter.

On the first day of school I saw a mom taking pictures of her small child in front of the local elementary school. It was likely a photo of his very first day of Kindergarten. I glanced over at my own son, and thought, it has all  happened in a blink.  He went from being a little boy to an almost grown man. My next thought was, “before I know it he will be in college, married, and have a family of his own.” (more…)