Monday, January 27, 2014

One Day...

One day it's early in the morning and you're driving down the road with your best girl in the front seat next to you talking and laughing all the way to her cheer competition when suddenly you realize that you're not just talking to your daughter but also to your best little friend in all the world.
One day "Don't Blink" will come on the radio and you have to fight through the tears to carry on the conversation with your daughter because it's a painful reminder that no matter how much you appreciate the here and now, no matter how much you cherish these years, there's not a damn thing you can do to slow them down.
One day you'll watch your daughter from across the gymnasium as she sits with her team watching the competition and she'll be sitting with her legs crossed for the majority of the time and you realize that your baby girl is suddenly not a girl anymore, instead she's a little lady.
One day you'll lean down to kiss the sleeping head of your daughter and you realize that you've already tucked in your little kid for the last time because all of a sudden the girl that you're tucking in tonight is so much more grown up than she was last night.

"One day" was yesterday for me and it was full of so many different emotions. 9 years and 9 months to the day it seemed like my baby girl flipped a switch overnight and was so much more grown up than the day before. It was a beautiful, albeit painful, reminder how quickly these babies of ours grow up. They grow up, every single day, right in front of our very eyes, yet we're never ready. I'd give anything to go back to Saturday and hug that little girl one more time... because somehow on Sunday, she just wasn't so little anymore. So I'll hug her even more today, knowing that tomorrow, and everyday from now on, she's going to be even more grown up than she is today.

Don't blink... you just might miss your babies growing like mine did...
 
 

8 comments:

Melanie @ 4Kottez said...

My heart.... My heart... This got me today. Those precious girls. Beautiful post and I am quickly learning how true this is.

Jenn said...

love this post. I don't even have children and this brought tears to my eyes. it made me think of my relationship with my mom. From the stand point of a daughter, just know that we have that same moment when we realize that Mommy is in fact the best friend we will ever have, and from then on, life is just a little bit better! such a beautiful, and fun little lady you have!

Becky said...

Once again, you have brought me to tears! You are such a good writer, and those feelings are oh so real! It probably didn't help that I was away from the kids this weekend, and I was working on cropping pictures from 2010 and 2011, when in fact they were both still babies!!!

Nicki said...

Ahhh...Erin no more posts making me cry. So true. It's hard to believe they were babies. Love this!

Angi Solle said...

She is so freaking cute in her cheer outfit! My mom has always and will always be my best friend, it seems like you two have the same relationship. It's very special!

Erin LFF said...

Ohhh girl, getting us ALL emotional with this post! I'm not even a mom yet but seeing you call your lil girl your best little friend seriously struck a chord with me. I so look forward to sharing those types of memories with a daughter one day :)

♥ Marcy ♥ said...

OMG ERIN I AM SOBBING!!!!!!!!! Ugh Totally going through this with my oldest right now...

Chrissy said...

Bahhhh!! Tears!!! I have been feeling like this lately. Its going too fast.

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