Oct 25, 2009

There are lots and lots of bitter-sweet feelings
going on lately with Aubrey getting older.
I can't stop time or rewind the clock.
She is almost 18 and she is a Senior.
I thought that it would take forever to get to this place
but no
we are here
and it happened so fast
and there is nothing to do but
make the best of it
and be happy for her
and wonder if we have taught her enough......
we haven't,
does any parent????
It is hard to let go
but we must begin to let go.
She will graduate and move away
(she can't wait)
I guess she is no different than I was.
I will be happy for her
but sad for me.
Thank goodness
we still have some more time
before she leaves
I will try hard not to wish for time to slow down
but to relish the time
we have left
and enjoy
right now
with her.
Because that is all we have......
right now
Aubrey and J'son


Gubba said...

Well said Mean, I love you Aubrey!!!!!!!!

Tahsha said...

your such a sweet Mom! Aubrey looks adorable!

Cori said...

It is so hard to believe that we have girls this age! Didn't we just graduate? It is a bittersweet thing isn't it?
I think you have done a fabulous job of raising a great kid!

tina said...

I so know what you mean. I was having a conversation with Tanner the other day and I said how sad I was. He said, "Mom, I'm just turning 18. It's not the end of the world." ARghh!