Saturday, September 4, 2010

Proud Mama Hen

"Hold on to the moments we are given each day.
They fly by way too quickly!"
~Mama Hen
Here is Little Chick just a few years ago in September. I feel like it was just a short while ago. As I wrote in my post yesterday, I am learning to "let go". I think it is one of the hardest lessons for a parent to go through. When I picked her up from school today I asked her what she had done. Like all the other days I get bits and pieces of what she is doing and learning about and it bothers me. Four years of holding my Little Chick close to me and making sure everything was alright just does not seem like enough time. I want my little fledgling to go out into the world, but not quite yet. Little Chick did great on her first week of school and she was excited that I surprised her with Rice Crispies treats when she came home. I gave her the biggest hug as we put her backpack away and I told her how proud I was of her! What am I going to do when she goes to college? Yikes!
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32 comments:

  1. Beautiful picture! I'm so glad little chick did well in school!

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  2. Big hugs!!! Glad she did well:)

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  3. I just got a lump in my throat when you said "when she goes to college!!!" Oh, dear! So glad she had such a great first week!

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  4. What a great picture. It's scary how fast it all goes by, isn't it?

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love having new visitors.

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  5. It was weird with maddie starting a program this year. Even though Kate went somewhere last year. It's hard when it's their first year, no matter what # kid it is.

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  6. what a cute blog and even more little girl :)

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  7. oh this post is TOO dear to my heart. I feel like it breaks just a little every day as I see them grow up, and somehow away from me. I know it is all as it should be, yet it is hard!

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  8. I can see that you will treasure each moment between now and those college days though!

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  9. That is a wonderful photo. I can't believe how fast it goes. Mine just started 3rd grade....feels like yesterday I had him:(

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  10. What a cutie!! Unfortunately we never made it to the beach this summer...we didn't even go camping....


    Heather from Mommy Only Has Two Hands!

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  11. That's so true. Watching our little munchkins grow up and releasing them into the world is frightening. But time really does go by so fast and it is a beautiful thing to see them grow, it really is :-D

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  12. Fortunately, you will be enjoying each moment before she goes off to college, rather than those who must live with regret that they didn't spend time with their children as they ought to have done. Little Chick is blessed to have a mommy who pays attention and cares.

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  13. That is adorable! It is hard to send them to school!

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  14. She is adorable. All but one of mine is grown now. My oldest is in the Navy currently deployed in the Middle East. Learning to let go is very hard, no matter how old they are. Enjoy every moment, each is precious!

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  15. Love that picture of you guys! So sweet!
    Oh dear, I'm already feeling sad seeing Ben goes to Sunday school (and that was only once a week and I was in the class as well!) - dare not think of anything further for now..

    Btw, Ben is turning 18mth today which also marks my 18th month of breastfeeding! Yeayyyyy!!

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  16. I'm not surprised she did well - she seems to be growing into a fabulous little lady. But what new things are you going to fill your days with...? I'm looking forwards to following this adventure for both of you :)

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  17. I am so not ready for this to happen next year.

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  18. I am having trouble keeping up with blogs I read that post so often, so my apologies for not always commenting, although I do always see the posts in my google reader. :)
    Enjoy every minute with your daughter as you are right time flys by and before you realise it you will be 'empty nesters'

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  19. So true - my little guy turns 2 this month - I feel like I just brought him home from the hospital!

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  20. Glad she had a good first week of school and I'm not sure why they have to grow up TOO quickly? I used to tease my mom for saying to me, "stop growing up...I'm gonna plant you back into the ground", Ha, now I see why she struggled with that :)

    LOVE that pic of the two of you!!

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  21. what a beautiful and fun photo : )
    i try not to think about college : )

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  22. i should also learn the art of "letting go"..i know there will come a time when they would start to hang out with their friends more and they would no longer like me kissing them in public, haha..

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  23. Thank you for stopping by my blog. My 1st impression of your blog; my day was brightened, encouraged, its very cheery, just like a dose of sunshine! I look forward to learning more about you. Precious pic in your post:)

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  24. Awww it is so hard. My 'baby' just went away with her grandma and cousin for a few days and that has been really hard. We're looking at colleges with her big sister! It doesn't get any easier!!! Enjoy your lil chick!!!!

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  25. Yay for Little Chick having a great first week! & Rice Krispie treats sound soo yummy right now!! :) Have a great weekend!!!

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  26. What a gorgeous blog post! Thats great that Little Chick had a good time at school. They grow up way too fast, love your quote too - time does fly!

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  28. It is such a gift that Little Chick is enjoying school! That should give you peace of mind that even though she isn't under your wing for those hours, she is safe, happy and having FUN! It must be so hard to "let go." I can't imagine!

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  29. So glad she did well her first week of school. You did a fine job with her so she'll do fine in school.

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  30. Awwww... They grow up so fast, don't they? My little one is only 3.5 months old and sometimes I am scared to blink for fear of missing something... She is growing bigger and wiser before my eyes! I can only imagine how you are feeling! I cannot relate yet, but I will before I know it! Cheers!

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  31. Oh, I love this shot of the two of you. So pretty.

    I still only get little bits and scraps of info on Dahlia's day and always need more. Good job getting through week #1. That's the tough one.

    Hugs,
    W

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