Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Where did all those years go.....?

What a day – it brought back many memories! I remember 27 years ago, as I sat in the rocking chair watching my daughter sleep after nursing, having fanciful thoughts that I could see glimpses of the beautiful girl she would grow up to be. Even to myself I thought this was a little silly.

Over the years, through the battlefield of her teens, we have had heartache and tears, but of course also laughter and tears. I can remember her shouting at me in times of stress and argument that she “wanted to try everything, do anything!” As you can imagine, as the parent of a willful teenage girl, that scared the life out of me.

However as I watched her on Friday and received all the wonderful compliments from everyone on what a lovely girl she was, it was all worthwhile. The rules laid down to be butted against, the battlefield of emotions through the years. I knew everyone meant “what a lovely person” she is, inside and out. Full of appetite for life, full of fun, full of integrity, loyal to her friends, concerned for her world and those around her, a lovely well rounded girl. Her dad and I swelled with pride.

In her speech, she addressed her final words to her chosen life partner when she said “It took me a long time to find you, and now that I have I want you to know I love you and I can’t wait to see how our story unfolds”. We are all waiting with baited breath …..baby girl.


Stinking Billy said...

Nice one, sith, but did you have to cut her head off with your camera? That's the sort of thing Mrs Billy has done for decades, and why I won't touch the bloody things!

aims said...

Oh SITH! How lovely!


(and she does look beautiful - oh my!)

Maggie May said...

Beautiful as a baby and beautiful now. You must be very proud!

Carolyn said...

Yay! The big day. Congratulations to your daughter. Her dress looks beautiful.

Breezy said...

So pleased it all went well for your family on your daughters big day. Your jopy and pride in her comes shinning through

® ♫ The Brit ♪ ® said...

Wonderful post softinthehead!
Beautiful photos and such lovely words!
Your Daughter is very lucky to have such loving and proud parents!
All the best to all of you!