Yesterday my oldest daughter (who is now in college) posted this photo on FaceBook for Transformation Tuesday. This photo made me pause; my girls have grown so much over the years. As cliché as it sounds, it really does seem like just yesterday they were toddlers running through the house laughing and leaving toys and sippy cups in their paths. Well, wait not everything has changed, now one daughter flies in and out the house leaving car keys, water bottles, gym bags and shoes, shoes, and SHOES in her path.
It's funny how I look back and miss a time that once was and still look forward to what's yet to come. A friend once told me every age will be your favorite. I didn't understand this at the time, but now I can say she was right. Each stage brings new experiences and new discoveries. I love watching my girls grow into beautiful young women with opinions and goals. It can be a challenge to step back just enough to let them reach for those dreams even though they may struggle along the way. This is just what moms do, we pull back, then we push forward and we pray all the way.
Looking around my house I can still see the signs of my daughters they just look different. The lower level that once was FILLED with toys of all sizes is now filled with an air hockey table, football, hockey and Broadway Play memorable, a popcorn machine, game table, a treadmill and a large screen TV. The table that was once accessorized with highchairs and booster seats is now covered with book bags, purses, car keys and coats. The bathtub that was once overtaken by rubber ducks, baby shampoo and plastic books is now home to a variety of shampoos, face wash, and a loofah. The bedrooms that were once pink fairies, American Girl Dolls, books, special blankies and dolls are now floors littered with clothes, tech devices, magazines and special blankies and dolls.
~Some things never change.