Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Thank Heaven for Big Girls Too...

I took some pictures of Eloise the other day for a Valentine's collage, and I was getting frustrated with her.

She wasn't smiling "right" or looking all "cute" like I expect from my little girls.

She wouldn't wear a pink shirt or a bow in her hair.

She wanted to wear something gray and her hair straightened and down...like me.

She wanted to show-off her ever changing mouth and teeth. She is so proud.

I downloaded my pictures to my computer thinking that I got nothing good.

But what I saw was beauty - not that of a little girl anymore though, but of an older girl...

...a look into the future of what is to become of my household as these little ones age and change, develop and grow.

I cried - tears of "oh my gosh how did this happen so fast" and tears of "oh my gosh, what beautiful women they will become."

xoxo,t

8 comments:

Amanda M. said...

oh tracy, she is just so beautiful. and the missing tooth is priceless.

Kristi Pohl said...

all girls are beautiful at every age-these are ADORABLE!

The Planet Pink said...

yes, it happens way, way too fast.

Michelle said...

she is beautiful. So beautiful.

Will we get to see the collage?

Melanie said...

Oh my gosh, I think those photos are completely FANTASTIC! Eloise is gorgeous & looks JUST like you! Love that her personality shows through in the pictures, too!

Melanie said...

beautiful! :)

Rachelle said...

Cute that she cares so much about showing her lost tooth. These photos are precious and worth saving. Just wait till her wedding day, you're gonna look back on these and think she is SO little! It's all perspective and time goes Way too fast, if ask me.

Tracy said...

beautiful indeed.

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