Thursday, February 7, 2013

Not a Little Girl

Arissa posted a picture to Instagram earlier tonight.  As I was flipping through my news feed I saw her name and scrolled a little bit further to see the photo.  And I audibly gasped.  Where there used to be a gap tooth, frizzy haired cutie there is now a stunning young lady.  She is as kind as she is smart.  She is as tender as she is beautiful.  She is a friend to all, polite and caring.  I've watched her grow into the person she is yet when I see photos like this?  There are tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat.

I need time to stop.  My babies are growing up and will be branching out and leaving the nest way too soon.