Thursday, March 27, 2008

"I'm Sorry...Did I Get Your Name?"


Am I dreaming? Just last night I tucked my daughter into bed and with a big popsicle smile and those chocolate drop eyes she said to me "Mommy can we have a picnic under our oak tree tomorrow?" I kissed that sweet chubby 2 year old cheek and said "of course we can Princess now go to sleep." Now here's where the story gets weird, I wake up this morning and a grown woman greets me with a smile and pours herself a cup of my coffee. (who does she think she is?) I'm standing there in disbelief when this woman asks me for money... "By the way, don't forget, I need $65.00" she says. "Um what for? " I reply. "For college application fees." Ok so now I am giving this stranger money...what gives? "Oh and don't forget we need to pick out graduation announcements" she says. Now this has gone on too long so I ask, "I'm sorry ...did I get your name?" This woman who is very beautiful, I might add says, "Very funny mom, I love you, see ya after school." She leaves. I'm left standing in my very quiet kitchen all alone when suddenly I realize what Kenny Chesney means when he sings "Don't Blink". Tomorrow she will have her Senior pictures taken and I will stand there and smile while I am dying inside, wishing for one more popsicle smile and teddy bear picnic. Paula

11 comments:

Susie Harris said...

First of all your daughters are cutie patooties! I know what your feeling. It hurts doesnt it. That's why Im hanging on so tight to Madison right now. I know she is already 7 and going on 8 in July. She reminds me of this everyday. Oh how I wish I could stop the hand of time. Smiles, Susie

Mario and Amy Andreani said...

kfnhucoYou have brought tears to my eyes! When I read to the kids Emma always says, "Can we read just one more book Mommy, please?" Sometimes I do but unfortunately a lot of times I can't. I think tonight I'm for sure going to read one more book! :) Have a great time tom. She's beautiful you should be proud! Call me in the morning. ~Amy

Mario and Amy Andreani said...

By the way Ethan typed the word "kfnhuco" in and I didn't realize it until after I posted. He says he wrote, hi and come see him! 4 year olds they think they have it all figured out! Ha!

Take Care,
Amy

The Nester said...

Just about the sweetest post I have ever read. I am totally crying!

She is breathtaking.

Self Confessed Lamp Tramp said...

She is so beautiful. I know your sense of loss. We want them to grow up and become independent but yet...

Cottage Dreaming said...

Beautiful daughters. I cracked a tear reading this post. My Savannah turned 12 on Saturday, Where does the time go? Broke my heart. Funny how you do see them as the little Princess then life hits you on the side of the head and they are grown. If only we could bottle their youth. Thank you for stopping by. I am so glad I found your blog.
Heather

Susie Harris said...

I need your email so your friends wont think Im stalking you with so many comments. :) Just let me know when your ready to try your hand at it and I can maybe talk you through it. After looking at your house and shop Im sure you can breezzzzz with these little babies.Once you start making it's hard to stop. I find myself always looking for the next best thing to put on the top of them. :) Susie

bj said...

oops...this one made me cry cause I miss MY babies, too....even tho having THEIR children around me sure does help...so, my point is...hang in there, you've got good times a'commin!!
hugs, bj

Jean said...

This reminds me of the saying "the days are long, but the years are short." I'm always thankful for these reminders to cherish our time with our children. My son is only 2 but I sort of dread knowing that in no time at all, he'll be where your daughter is. Your daughter is lovely, by the way!

Christy said...

Your daughter is beautiful! It's so amazing how time goes by, huh?

Brittany Iverson said...

OK, that story just pulled my heartstrings until they broke! I don't want my babies to grow up!

Thank you for your sweet compliment about my blog! I'll be back to yours often too, but only if you stop with these emotional posts :)