Engaged

By Kim Roberts

So, my first-born, eldest daughter became engaged on Good Friday.

While she has been out of college for three years and working and supporting herself as a graphic designer for some time now, I can’t help but think of her as my little girl.

She has always been very independent, and I have tried not to suppress that quality, I have to admit I miss that little girl sometimes.

When you bring a child into this world, you have so many hopes and dreams for that child. You even think about who that lucky person will be that she decides is the one to share her life with.

She has chosen wisely.

If I do say so myself, I could not have picked a better man if I chose for her. We are so happy they have found each other and look forward to their life ahead, but I still see my little girl from time to time in the woman that stands before me now.

It is true what they say, time can not be slowed down, that is why it is so important to savor every moment with your children – it goes fast. I know it is hard to do so with the daily grind, but I find myself reflecting on the little things with my engaged daughter. The impromptu lunches, shopping, wedding preparation and watching her interact with her siblings seem so much more meaningful now.

What I have learned is that each stage of my children’s life is so special, and I can’t yearn for the past, but embrace today and how our relationship has evolved and deepened.

3 Comments on “Engaged

  1. Makes me think of my relationship with my baby boy and how it will develop over the years decades even…

  2. Love this story! Many days when I see young Mothers out and about, they seem so overwhelmed. I always stop to remind them that while the days are long, the years fly by. Enjoy each and every moment….even the very hard ones!

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