I snapped the photo above last night just after my little girl finished doing
her homework at this spot in the kitchen.
For whatever reason, the black Chuck Taylor's, carelessly kick-off in the
midst of multiplication problems, reminded me of the lyrics of
a song I had earlier in the day.....
"you're gonna miss this...you're gonna want this back,
you're gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast"....
My 'little girl' has been growing up and spreading her wings
in new ways these day...in ways that make us proud and relieved
all at the same time. I guess I would consider her my "late bloomer".
However, when kids stretch and grow, both literally and figuratively,
it can be hard on a momma......Normally, upon seeing shoes
under my dining room table I would call her back to collect them
and put them away. Last night I took this photo of those shoes
to remind myself that one day those shoes won't be there and I will wish they were.
My mom had a piece of embroidery framed and hung in our home growing up
that said the following:
Cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow...
For babies to grow up, we've learned to our sorrow...
So quiet down cobwebs...
dust go to sleep....
I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep!
I guess I finally got the message, thanks mom!