Two Tiaras and a Sword

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Wasn't It Yesterday?

Wasn't it yesterday that we sat as a family of four on the front porch and told the Oldest Princess, and the Young Prince that there would be another addition to our family? And then we planned eagerly for the arrival.

Wasn't it just yesterday that we found out she was a girl, and the Oldest Princess rejoiced and the Young Prince was very disappointed. The Oldest Princess and I planned and dreamed of ruffles and bows.

Wasn't it just yesterday that we rushed to the hospital. My Prince was very nervous, but we were both very excited.

Wasn't it just yesterday that she was born, and placed into my arms? The Young Prince was enamoured with her, and no longer very disappointed.

Wasn't it just yesterday that we wrapped her in tiny blankets, and buckled her tightly into her safety seat. The ride home was much more cautious than our mad dash TO the hospital.

Wasn't it just yesterday that I held her tiny fingersin mine, in wonder and awe of all her little tiny parts, and their perfections.  And that I rocked her to sleep, and ached with an almost physical pain when I had to lay her down.

Wasn't it just yesterday that she would fall asleep laying on her Daddy's chest, while he watched the ballgame on television, or slept in her bassinet within my arm's reach next to our bed?

Wasn't it just yesterday that we dedicated her to the Lord, acknowledging that she was His, and we were just here to guide her to Him?

Wasn't it just yesterday that she said her first word, and then like thirty minutes later started speaking in complete sentences?

Wasn't it just yesterday that she took her first steps after a long car ride to Louisiana, and hasn't stopped running since?

Wasn't it just yesterday that we left her in the staff nursery with Mrs. W., or was it K-2, or maybe it was K-3 with Mrs. S., or no, it was K-4 with Mrs. K.

Wasn't it just yesterday that she was saying things like, "I'm drinky!" and "That train's gonna wiggle me!" and her Daddy's favorite, "Handsome Guy...chocolate milk, please?"

Wasn't it just yesterday when she started asking "important" questions, that led her to ask Jesus to be her personal Savior, and then followed Him in baptism?

Wasn't it just yesterday that we went shopping for supplies and clothes for her first year of Big Girl School? And then took pictures of her first day there?

No, it WAS yesterday, that the littlest princess walked across the stage, and received her diploma. Her Kindergarten Diploma. And this Momma sat in the crowd watching her thinking how fast time flies, and just how precious it is. Now, I think I'll turn off my computer and spend a whole lot of that precious time with my children, because before I know it, it will be high school, and college diplomas instead of Kindergarten diplomas.

She really was happy...just a little zoned out here for some reason.

James 4:14
Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

Psalms 90:12
So teach us to number our days,
that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

Congratulations to the Youngest Princess!! We love you SO much, and we are so very proud of all you have accomplished!

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