Friday, January 8, 2010

UP UP and AWAY....

Sometimes raising kids is like having a balloon.

It starts with this little tiny shrivled thing.

you hold it and look at it and wonder where to begin.

Then comes the hard part.

Getting going can be hard, but once you figure out how to do it, you keep going.

And going. And going.

It changes and grows and you see a shape taking place.

You give it more and more, even though you feel out of breath and can't seem give anymore.

Then you see it. How beautiful. You think that wasn't so hard, and it was so worth it.

As you try to tie the knot/ give the last bit of advice, it's feeling the wind. Wanting to let that wind carry it on. Carry it somewhere without you. On it's own.

So you let it go.

As it slowly goes with the wind, you get to watch it for awhile, and it is the most beautiful thing you've seen.

Then in an instant it's gone.

But the memory of it will last a lifetime.


All this from one little job interview my daughter went on last night. I dropped her off at the curb and then inside the building I could see her! She shook hands with not just 1 person, but 4 people! I saw her sit down and smile and begin to be interviewed like she was some adult or something. It was amazing. But it made me cry. Just yesterday she was wearing diapers saying she was going to marry me because I was the best person she ever knew. Now? She's a balloon feeling that wind...........

1 comment:

Becca @ Our Crazy Boys said...

Awh! I am looking forward to and dreading that moment all at once!!

What a great post!