My little peach has grown up so quickly I could have missed it if I didn't make an effort to linger over moments that seemed to say "pay attention, this is your one chance".
Heading out the door to the last Father Daughter dance I managed to grab a few pictures of my little bird so ready to take flight. (She is almost more photo averse than her mom) Senior year is an exciting time, full of activity, but also packed with "last times" for moms and dads.
Sadie attends an all girl's school and each year for the Father Daughter dance there is a special t-shirt designed as a little memory of that year. Each girl and each dad gets one. The shirt from 2007 is one that never fails to bring a tear to my eye. I think it truly sums up every parent's ambivalent emotions about their child's pending adulthood. (It is a Billy Ray Cyrus/Hannah Montana song which of course seems lame to the girl's but us mom's and dads are lame anyway)
The back of the shirt says...
"She's at the startin' line of the rest of her life
As ready as she's ever been
Got the hunger and the stars in her eyes
The prize is her's to win
She's waitin' on my blessings before she hit's that open road
Baby get ready, get set, don't go."
Have a memorable Monday, P.
P.S. I am sitting here crying, truly lame!
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