If I Could Keep You Little Baby Girl...

Where does the time go? I mean, I hear people say that all the time, BUT I never truly felt the speed of time as I took my daughter to her first day of preschool...

As a mommy blogger, the expectation is for me to write about this experience, but even this chatterbox is at a loss for words...

My daughter and I prepped for her first week of school by reorganizing her bedroom to accommodate her new lifestyle. I watched with tears in my eyes as she carefully selected which clothes she was going to wear for the week. I took a picture of baby girl to capture this moment, holding on to every minute and forever keeping it in my heart and mind. 

The following morning was the BIG day! I am proud to say we both woke up, got dressed and out the door on time! We played some happy songs in the car, as we smiled and laughed our way to school. As I pulled into the parking lot, I was so surprised to discover that neither one of us were crying. You see, all of those days, weeks, months and years leading up to this moment were full of love, teaching, nurturing and trusting. I trusted my abilities as a mother, and more importantly, I trusted my daughter's abilities to be independent, strong, kind and open to learning and growing...

As my daughter walks through those school doors on a daily basis, I'm tempted to hold onto this moment and freeze it in time. But then I quickly thing about our favorite book If I Could Keep You Littleand those last words warm my heart...

If I could keep you little, I’d keep you close to me. But then I’d miss you growing into who you’re meant to be!