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Thursday, September 03, 2009

This time last year......

This time last year it was Tall Girls first day at senior school and her first 40 minute bus trip to get there. I can remember the nerves. It seemed such a big event.

Events like that mark time. "This time last year........"

Yet so much water has passed under the bridge since then. I am a million miles away from my former self. It feels good. I have grown. Things have changed. There are far more changes yet to come.

Tall Girl is also a different person. She has changed. Her body has changed. She has grown. Up. She deals with emotions of her own and others, us, that perhaps she shouldn't have to. She has matured beyond her years.

Where will I be this time next year? Sometimes I think it is better not to know.
How will she be? Still beautiful to me.

14 comments:

Maggie May said...

Nothing stays the same as everything is constantly changing little by little.
I think you have made great strides.

Seems I have been back at school for ages and that the family have never been away.

Suburbia said...

Same here Maggie!

TechnoBabe said...

She will always be beautiful to you.

The Things We Carried said...

The last line is the a fabulous finish to this! Love the heart in it. Here from Maggie's.

the eternal worrier said...

I always remeber the dread of going back to school after the holidays. But it just changes to the dread of going back to work :(

Carol said...

Awwww, it's funny isn't it...the more things change the more they stay the same!!

C x

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Steve said...

A year wiser is always, always a good thing...

Rose said...

I was just thinking that a year ago I was in much the same place as I am today. Yet a year ago I was complaining about Daughter's sloppiness and having to pick up after her, and now I miss having her around. Change is inevitable; a good reason to take things day by day.

nick said...

It's amazing how much we can change in a year. New experiences, new challenges, new insights. Sometimes I look back at twelve months ago and it seems like another existence, everything has been shaken and shifted so much in the meantime.

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Nothing marks time more than the growth of our children. you turn around and so much has changed. lovely post.

MissKris said...

My daughter will be 33 in a couple of weeks. She will always and forever be my little girl, no matter how old we become. I am so blessed to have such a good relationship with her, and always have. I think somewhere along the line in my own turbulent childhood/teen years, I learned volumes from the distant relationship - and yet so incredibly tangled one at the same time!! - with my own mom. I didn't want that to pass on to what I have with my own children. And, as close as I am to both her and her brother, I'd say I've managed.

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

Definitely better not to know Suburbia!

Live each day, take life as it unfolds.

And yes, Tall Girl will always be beautiful.

They grow up, grow apart a wee bit and then come back together again in my experience.

Que Sera Sera.

Letty ;0D

Furtheron said...

... this time last year... now there is a thought... this time 3 years ago... etc.