Saturday, May 7, 2011

Growing Pains

Alas, our girls are growing up.  Our eldest is starting college in the fall...(sigh).  Since she is only 16 (turning 17 in the fall), she's going to start her Mechanical Engineering degree at a very good local college and then transfer to a big university for her last 2 years.  So, thankfully, she will be able to be at home with us for a couple of more years.

And we still have some years with our youngest.  I shouldn't complain--I guess I'm just getting wistful.  She's becoming a beautiful little dancer at the ripe, old age of 13.  Matt caught this lovely photo of her last week when they had a little performance at her dance studio.  I was amazed that she had this beautiful smile in every photo that he took of her.  She really has a wonderful stage presence.


Ah well.  I guess we really wouldn't want time to stand still.  Very boring.  So I will continue to savor each day.

Warmly,
Cheryl

9 comments:

  1. sounds like wonderful girls! beautiful and smart!

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  2. Precious. You can see the love for dance in her sweet face.

    Hugs

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  3. Beautiful photo, I'm sure they'll both be making you proud for years and years :o)

    Hugs

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  4. What a lovely girl! She does have stage presence; someone I would definitely watch and enjoy in a performance. I love it when a performer looks as though he or she is enjoying performing. I know it's hard, hard work, too! Enjoy the time you have with your girls. Ours are 16 and 15, and things are finally getting a bit better after being a family for nearly 2 years.

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  5. Such a beautiful photo Cheryl!Although I have 3 sons I know just how that wistful feeling goes - the world seems like such a big bad place sometimes; no wonder Mums want to hold on to their "babies" for as long as possible :0)

    With Hugs to you All,
    Ruth x :00

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  6. Thank you everyone! She was overjoyed with your sweet comments!

    Warmly,
    Cheryl

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  7. She's your cookie baker, right? You wouldn't know it, such a beautiful slim figure and such joy in her smile :o) I've had my daughter back home over the summer, but she's heading off back to the UK again in about a week. They never do really leave, you know.

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  8. aww I know a little of how you feel and my little Oliver only starts full time school in September, so I guess we all experience these different times and stages in our children's life were we have to let go a little bit more as our babies grow up and it is hard.

    Your youngest daughter looks so beautiful and happy, that is a truly magical photo x

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  9. Hi Cheryl,

    I love the photo of your beautiful ballerina and how proud you must be of your both daughters.
    Wishing them both well in all they do.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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