Saturday, June 30, 2007
Yesterday, Joan wrote this about her little girl growing up and away from some of the favorite toys and movies she had.
As a mom, I know we'd like to have our baby girls for ever, but we also look forward to their becoming young women.
I am at a point with Caitlin where I still treat her like a kid at times, but know I have to let her take flight on her own. She has been looking for an apartment and wants to live by herself. The mom in me wants her to live here, with me, but the reality is she will move out soon. After work today, she and I are looking at a couple places she is interested in moving to. *sigh*
Today, Joan posted a picture of her daughter, as much as she is growing up in Joan's eyes, I looked at her 10 year old daughter and thought of Caitlin at ten. Then it hit me ...
I saw her daughters youthful bedding and smiled ... somethings take longer to relinquish during the transition from girl to young woman. I took this after Caitlin left for work: